Napping during the day could be a sign of type 2 diabetes.
A new study by Japanese researchers, at the University of Tokyo, showed there was a link between daytime naps that lasted longer than 60 minutes and a 45 percent increased risk of type 2 diabetes. However, there was no link to naps with a duration of only 40 minutes.
Nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder is characterized by people sleep walking to their kitchens and eating. Often times, they have no recollection of it, and only realize when they discover messes and missing food.
Sometimes, the patient has severe weight gain and other health issues attributed to the disorder.
Frequently, the foods eaten are high in fat, sugar and carbohydrates. Furthermore, people with the disorder create bizarre food combinations with the items they have access to in their kitchen.
Understandably, the texts make little sense to the person after they've woken up.
Exploding head syndrome
It occurs when you're about to drift off into sleep, and suddenly a loud noise goes off in your head.
Another parasomnia event, exploding head syndrome sounds similar to a clap of thunder or bomb. However, it sounds as if the noise could be heard by everyone, but in reality, it's internal.
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A professor of metabolic medicine at the University of Glasgow said ""It's likely that risk factors which lead to diabetes also cause napping. This could include slightly high sugar levels, meaning napping may be an early warning sign of diabetes."
Since this was an observational study, some believe it is not possible to make these conclusions about these findings.
So the next time you go to get some midday shut eye, be cognizant of your symptoms and sugar intake to steer clear of type 2 diabetes.