Insulin sensitivity (the body’s ability to clear sugar from the blood stream) can be improved by catch up sleep in men who have weekday sleep restrictions, according to a new study published.

We already know from previous studies that sleep restriction or poor sleep has a harmful effect on the body ‘s ability to regulate insulin. Insulin is a hormone that regulates a person’s blood sugar. If a person becomes type 2 diabetic it basically means that the person as become ‘resistant’ to insulin.

This study looked at men who lose sleep during the week maybe due to work or busy lifestyles, who had ‘catch up sleep’ over the weekend.

The results showed that the men who slept at least 10 hours a night over the weekend, had significantly improved insulin sensitivity, thereby reducing their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Another good reason for a lie in in the weekend!