If you are waking up too early, you might want to go back to sleep and hit that snooze button again. By not getting enough sleep can seriously damage your health. A new study finds that a lack of sleep harms fat cells leading to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. The study is reportedly the first to take a look at the effects of sleep deprivation on fat cells in humans.
The University of Chicago researchers collected abdominal fat tissue from seven healthy young men and women after testing them for several days and nights in a sleep lab. They discovered sleep deprivation reduces the ability of fat cells to respond to the hormone insulin, which is crucial for regulating energy storage and use.
Over time, this could lead to weight gain, type 2 diabetes and other problems. The study is reportedly the first to examine the effects of sleep deprivation on fat cells in humans.