Blood Level

By Bluegill88 Latest Reply 2012-08-26 04:07:02 -0500
Started 2012-08-25 10:22:51 -0500

I took my med at 11:00 P/M. Goes to bed and wake up around 2:30A/M. I can't sleep and I Just lis there in bed switchinf and turning until I gets up at 04:30 A/M. I test my sugar and I get 140 .
Now if I go to bed and sleep until 04:30 and test my blood , I get 110.
Is there a reason for this change of reading?

I done this three time ame each time I get a low reading.

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-08-25 20:36:42 -0500 Report

Blue I always eat a protein before bed if I feel hungry before going to bed. I too can have lows while sleeping and it is true when I wake up I am starving so I drink water or will grab a piece of candy. I have never been one to get up and go downstairs to eat in the middle of the night. The other night it was bad I had a nightmare and was so hungry I had to go down and get something. I ate three real cookies. My B/S was 88 when I tested prior to the cookies. When I tested an hour later it was 110 was fine and slept the rest of the night with no problems. I has eaten dinner early that night had a snack at 8 but didn't go to bed till 1am. Had I eaten at midnight I would have been fine all night.

MAYS 2012-08-25 18:14:12 -0500 Report

This may interest you:

Hypoglycemia can also happen during sleep. Some signs of hypoglycemia during sleep include
•crying out or having nightmares
•finding pajamas or sheets damp from perspiration
•feeling tired, irritable, or confused after waking up

And this:

When hypoglycemia occurs while a person is asleep, the brain often reacts with strange and scary dreams. You can determine if your nightmares were caused by hypoglycemia if you wake feeling weak, tired, and with a headache. Often times, you'll also feel very hungry immediately upon waking from having nightmares. This is your body's way of trying to covey a need for fuel (food).

Nana4X 2012-08-26 04:07:02 -0500 Report

I am surprised about this I just had a terrible nightmare a few days ago and I think I woke with a headache. I have copd so I seem to have difficulty remembering things that happen a couple of days ago. But I had no idea that hypoglycemia had anything to do with nightmares I did know that it could happen while asleep. This was some good information. thanks.

MAYS 2012-08-25 14:53:45 -0500 Report

If you are physically active while you are sleeping (tossing, turning, nightmares) it can have an effect on lowering your numbers somewhat due to the physical movement of your muscles, also a very pleasant dream (intamacy, excitement) can also do the same thing.

In the case of your numbers dropping very low, the hypoglycemia would be causing the muscle movement in the form of shakes and tremors signifying that your blood glucose level is reaching dangerously low levels and should be tended to.

Let's make those dreams pleasant ones!

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