Iowa Sleep Blog

How Sleep Can Affect Your Diabetes

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Individuals with diabetes know the key to keeping their diabetes in check is to stay on top of their blood sugar with frequent monitoring and adjustments. An overlooked component of keeping blood sugar levels in check is to make sure you are getting adequate amounts of sleep.  When you don’t get enough sleep at night, you are building up a “sleep debt” which effects the body in many ways. The…

How a Consistent Sleep Schedule Helps Control Your Weight

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Stick to a regular sleep and wake time to keep your weight goals on track – especially as we gear up for spring and summer! Sleeping in on weekends may seem like a good way to make up for sleep lost during the previous week. But scientists at Brigham Young University have found that inconsistent sleep patterns can actually influence weight and lead to higher body fat. The study tracked 300 women…