Please read to understand the importance of negative emotions and sleep disruption as risk factors for diabetes (this is applicable to all chronic disease such as hypertension, heart disease, auto immune disorders and so on).  The conditions related to the mind – such as anxiety, phobia, depression – impact the balance of emotions. This results in what the psychologists call “negative affect” or negative mood. Persistent negative mood/emotions as the letter says increase the risk of diabetes or complications.  Same is true for sleep quality.

Highlights (if you prefer to get a gist of the contents !) 

The emerging evidence of the links between sleep disruption, negative mood (or depression), and obesity provide new possibilities for social research in the area of chronic disease, especially T2D. For a healthy society and quality T2D management, following two areas could be added into future studies:

  1. Sleep-related and daytime energy recovery, overall energy expenditure, and its correlation with obesity.
  2. The role of emotional balance (specifically, reduction in negative affect) and its impact on obesity.

Click on the link below to read the letter.

The Role of Sleep Disruption and Negative Emotions as Risk Factors in Diabetes Management

If you are keen to learn about how sleep disruption impacts quality of life and health, click below:

Importance of screening for Sleep Disorders


Did you know?

The Free Meditation @ Wellness helps in reducing negative emotions (>100 participants’ data based on PANAS Survey). You can join this free meditation on full moon or new moon days.
Free Meditation at Wellness Space