A lack of proper sleep can have wide-ranging health effects on the human body, including weakening the immune system, raising blood pressure, and triggering weight gain thanks to hormonal imbalances.

A 2011 studyTrusted Source found that 35 percent of people with type 1 diabetes have poor sleep, compared to people without diabetes. Why? Further 2016 research shows that in people with type 1, disrupted sleep is the result of both behavioral and physiological aspects of diabetes and its management.