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Disruption in REM Sleep May Have Detrimental Effets for T2DM Patients

It is well known that sleep apnea may increase the risk for type 2 diabetes, but a new study published in Diabetes Care has found that disruption during REM sleep may be particularly detrimental for those who already have type 2 diabetes. The New York Times’ Well blog reports “most REM sleep occurs in the early morning hours before waking. But research shows that many patients remove their CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, mask in the middle of the night because it can feel uncomfortable.” Those who had disrupted REM sleep were more likely to show poorer glycemic control.

Read it in The New York Times’ Well blog.

Read the study in Diabetes Care.