Can Sleep Problems Lead to Poor Blood Sugar Control??

By MewElla Latest Reply 2011-04-02 12:50:09 -0500
Started 2011-04-02 12:50:09 -0500

Experts seem to agreed. Lack of sleep or poor quality of sleep is closely associated with high A1C scores, a message of blood sugar levels over a long time. Suggestions to help with better sleep at night are:
Wind down at least two hours before bedtime.
Check blood sugars regularly - high or low levels can affect your sleep.
Sleep in total darkness-even alarm clocks and nightlights can distract you.
Keep a flashlight by your bed-don't stumble in the darkness, you might fall.
Keep nighttime noises quiet- if not-may raise your blood pressure.
Turn down thermostat - keep it cool.
Stop drinking liquids about two hours before bedtime,so you are not up/down.
Limit naps to 30 minutes during day so you will be sleepy at night.

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