Nursing’s Stephanie Griggs discussed poor sleep and it’s relation to diabetes

Poor sleep quality linked to higher type 1 diabetes distress in young adults

Healio: Stephanie Griggs, assistant professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, discussed research that shows that young adults with type 1 diabetes have more diabetes distress symptoms with shorter sleep time, lower sleep efficiency and higher sleep variability. “When an individual has inadequate sleep quantity or quality, a functional deficit occurs between the amygdala and ventral anterior cingulate cortex, resulting in decreased mood, a heightened response to negative stimuli and altered inhibitory function,” said Griggs.