Night Owls Have Higher Rates of Contracting Diabetes and Depression

By Research Writer:  Margaret W. Lavigne

The Inevitable Costs of Staying up Late and Cancer Risks

“Nearly one in four survivors of childhood cancer had difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep,” says cancer expert Kathryn Ruble, M.S.N., Ph.D. , of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Exposure to light while working overnight shifts for several years may reduce levels of melatonin, encouraging cancer to grow and increasing the odds of cancers of the breast, colon, ovaries and prostate. 

 

A study in the International Journal of Cancer found a relationship between women’s irregular work schedules and the rate of breast cancer. Researchers found that the rate of breast cancer was 30 percent higher for the women who had worked shifts. Women who had at least four years of night shift work, as well as those with fewer than three-night shifts per week were at the highest risk.

 

A new large-scale study found that night owl have a 10 percent higher risk of dying sooner than those with a preference for getting to bed early. Night owls were also seen to have higher rates of diabetes and psychological or neurological disorders.

 

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Researchers suspect that a disruption in the circadian rhythm could pose a risk for developing cancer. The suppression of melatonin at night (which comes from exposure to bright light) may be one of the key factors. Further, the disturbance in circadian rhythm may increase the prevalence of gastrointestinal problems. Peptic ulcer disease is more common in shift workers. 

 

Muscle plays an incredible role in the regulation of blood sugar levels.

With the help of insulin, the muscles draw in glucose from the blood and lower blood sugar levels.

 

Diabetes and Chronic Fatigue

Fatigue is a common symptom of diabetes.Chronic fatigue means rest cannot relieve lethargy. According to the American Diabetes Association, 61 percent of people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes report fatigue as a symptom.  Those who suffer from chronic fatigue might seek sweets for comfort. Diabetes and fatigue have a bidirectional relationship and a vicious cycle comes into being. 

 

Diabetes and Depression Risk

A epidemiological study of 90686 participants found that depression was more prevalent in people with diabetes.It’s worth noting that diabetes produces “structural changes in the brain,” including cerebral atrophy and lacunar infarcts, blood flow changes of both hypo- and hyperperfusion and reductions in brain volumes and hippocampus. Beyond that, depression is associated with “neurodegenerative processes,” especially at the level of the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus.

 

Diabetes and Blindness
Blindness is one of the complications of uncontrolled diabetes. Having higher than normal blood sugar levels does increase the risk of developing eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, which can potentiallt lead to permanent blindness.

 

Reference

Long-term sleep disruptions and Long stretches of shift work increase the risks of cancer 

The link between insufficient sleep and the risk of cancer

Bad news night-owls: Staying up late could be killing you

The  Costs of an All-Nighter

 

 

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