More Sleep Benefits People With Type 1 Diabetes More Sleep Benefits People With Type 1 Diabetes

Researchers published the study covered in this summary on medRxiv as a preprint that has not yet been peer reviewed.

Key Takeaways

Why This Matters

  • Adults with type 1 diabetes report more sleep disturbances than do people without type 1 diabetes, possibly related to the risks these people face from hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, and increased glucose variability.

Study Design

  • The researchers measured and analyzed numerous clinical parameters, including sleep duration, general and diabetes-specific stress, and positive and negative affect.

Key Results

  • The enrollees averaged about 41 years old, and 55% were women. At baseline, 14.5% had depression and 7.8% had anxiety.

  • Among covariables, greater levels of pain significantly associated with more negative affect and higher general stress, but these variables showed no significant associations with average blood glucose levels.


  • Data collection occurred during theCOVID-19 pandemic, which interfered with sleep, stress, and mental health and may limit generalizability.


This is a summary of a preprint research study, “Within-person Relationships of Sleep Duration with Next-Day Stress and Affect in the Daily Life of Adults with Type-1 Diabetes” by authors in the United Kingdom and United States on medRxiv provided to you by Medscape. It has not yet been peer reviewed. The full text of the study can be found on

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