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Doctors have cautioned parents of adolescents to ensure that their wards get ample sleep as a recent study says that loss of sleep during adolescence would lead to diabetes in the future. How much ‘slow-wave sleep’(insufficient sleep) a teenage boy gets may predict whether they are at risk of insulin resistance and other health issues, according to Jordan Gaines, a Penn State neuroscience researcher.
Gaines said, “on a night following sleep deprivation, we will have significantly more slow-wave sleep to compensate for the loss. We also know that we lose slow-wave sleep most rapidly during early adolescence. Given the restorative role of slow-wave sleep, we were not surprised to find that metabolic and cognitive processes were affected during this developmental period.”
A city based general physician said, “disturbed sleep schedule lowers the resistance giving rise to these diseases. The food intake also has a substantial amount of effect on the health of these youngsters. Youth needs to understand the long term effects of insufficient sleep in the night which includes insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, memory loss, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.”
Staying awake at night is associated with increase in weight because of the increased appetite due to the irregular work schedules and the amount of stress which might lead to diabetes. There are other studies results that prove that even disturbances in cholesterol levels and blood pressure could contribute to increased diabetes risk.” 

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