A study confirms that Insomnia raises the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, reports EndocrineWeb.

“This isn’t a surprise,” says Elena Christofides, MD, FACE, chief operating officer of Endocrinology Associates in Columbus, Ohio, and a member of the editorial board for EndocrineWeb. Insomnia, she says, puts the body in a constant state of stress. “Stress is a known contributor to the development and progression of obesity and diabetes because it causes the body to not be ever able to go into repair and relaxation mode. It is always in reaction mode.”