Lack of sleep may raise risk of depression

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Lack of sleep may raise risk of depression

ISLAMABAD (APP): Sleep deficiency is one of the major causes of depression, a recent research said.

High blood pressure, inefficiency at work, lack of productivity and concentration and hormonal imbalances are all results of insufficient sleep, reported Health News.

According to researchers, a diabetic patient who stays up till late may develop a higher risk of depression.

Type 2 diabetics who sleep late show more signs of depression than those who sleep adequately and on time. It also affects the circadian regulation and psychological functioning association in Type 2 diabetics.

Sirimon Reutrakul, lead investigator and professor at Mahidol University, Bangkok said, "these findings are important because depression is common in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

For the study, experts studied two groups of people with Type 2 diabetes. One group was in Thailand and other in USA. Subsequently, it was found that people who preferred to stay awake till showed more signs of developing depression as

compared to others.