WELLNESS EVIDENCE

A new study that tracked 829 teens for sleep time and quality found that a good night’s sleep seems to be crucial for their metabolic health. Shorter sleep time was associated with higher glucose levels, systolic blood pressure and triglycerides and lower HDL cholesterol—all signs of poor metabolic health. While other studies have linked bad sleep with obesity, this study is notable because the bad metabolic indicators were independent of body mass index.

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