By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Allergy season is here and for those of you who suffer from allergies, you probably think you know all of the symptoms. Well you might be missing one.READ MORE: Mayor Kenney Provides Next Steps In Investigation Over Mishandling Of 1985 MOVE Victims' Remains
Allergy sufferers don’t just have sniffles and sneezes, they lose sleep and, perhaps more importantly, they lose quality sleep.READ MORE: Police Searching For Shooter After Man Gunned Down While Driving In Trenton
Deep sleep is affected by this condition. We already know that good diet, plenty of exercise and uninterrupted sleep are key and, in fact, sleep may play a bigger role than earlier thought.
According to a well-known University of Chicago study, a lack of sleep can affect the blood sugar and diabetics who do not get enough sleep actually have a more difficult time controlling their blood sugar.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police: Man Stabbed Multiple Times At Detention Center In Holmesburg
You just can’t underestimate it. And just think – something as simple as an allergic reaction.