Sleep Disturbances and Glucose Homeostasis

Authors:Scheurink, A. J. W. and Barf, R. P.
"Over the past 50 years, average sleep duration in Western societies has decreased by two hours per night. Initially, this decrease in sleep was observed mainly in adulthood, but recent epidemiological studies have shown a similar decrease in children and adolescents. A decrease in sleep includes not only the duration, but also the quality of sleep. Quality of sleep is generally defined in terms of changes in sleep architecture, the content of dreaming and the amount of awakenings."