Kiss that hard work good bye if you do not sleep enough!

Sleep deprivation can impair several physiological systems and recently, new evidence has pointed to the relationship between a lack of sleep and carbohydrate metabolism, consequently resulting in insulin resistance. To minimize this effect, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is emerging as a potential strategy.

Souza et al. published a new study showing how High-Intensity Interval Training attenuates insulin resistance induced by sleep deprivation in healthy males.  They conclusively found that 24 hours of sleep deprivation resulted in acute insulin resistance.  However, HIIT is being found as an effective strategy to minimize the deleterious effects promoted by this condition.

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