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Trending: Scientists find link between long naps and diabetes

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) - Japanese researchers found napping for an hour or more a day was associated with a 45-percent higher risk of type-two diabetes, compared to non-nappers.

Experts say the reasons for this link is unclear, and these findings do not mean napping causes diabetes.

It could be that people who are napping are not getting enough sleep at night, which can lead to an increased appetite which increases the diabetes risk.n lead to an increased appetite which increases the diabetes risk.