Diabetes and sleep have a complex relationship. Poor sleep can affect blood sugar control, and poor blood sugar control can affect sleep. Sleep apnea, a common sleep disorder, increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.  

Watch this video to find out more about the link between sleep and diabetes. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are associated with many conditions that can lead to insomnia, including restless leg syndrome and depression. According to the CDC, if you sleep less than seven hours a night, your blood sugar becomes harder to manage. This, in turn, can increase your sleep difficulties.

Sleep apnea can also cause obesity, which in turn can lead to type 2 diabetes. Tired people will eat more because they want to get energy, which can mean consuming sugar or other foods that can spike blood sugar levels.


Don’t let a sleep disorder compromise your health. Visit Sleep Dynamics for an overnight sleep study and get to the root of your sleep disturbances. Our team of sleep specialists will see you through the entire process, from testing and diagnosis to therapy and follow-up care. For more information about sleep medicine in Central New Jersey, please call (848) 217-0240.