Night Sleep

By kabayan Latest Reply 2012-11-08 02:02:24 -0600
Started 2012-11-02 06:44:31 -0500

I know that 5 to 6 hrs of sleep is normal for a 50 yrs old person. But im not sure for me as a T2 diabetic . I work 6 days a week, i get off work at 10 pm, so i start to sleep around 12 midnight, lately between 1 or 2 am . and i wake up 5:30 am, 6:00 am,6:30 am and try to sleep more but i cant! Is this normal ?

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jayabee52 2012-11-08 02:02:24 -0600 Report

Have you looked in Sleep connect yet? Black band on the top of this page. Mouse over "Visit Another Community" and click "Sleep Disorders". Log in with your DC info and perhaps you could find a better answer there.

jayabee52 2012-11-08 01:57:53 -0600 Report

Look at the black band at the top. Mouse over "Visit Another Community" and click "sleep disorders". Log in with your DC info and take a look there. The folks there may be able to help you,

kabayan 2012-11-05 08:44:27 -0600 Report

Thanks Ann! I'll try melatonin.

annesmith 2012-11-07 03:45:33 -0600 Report

You are welcome! I'm glad I could help. I take 3 mg melatonin a night, but most people need only I believe 2mg. For some reason or another, sunlight affects my sleep patterns. If I get too little sunlight , I don't sleep. If I get too much of it, I'll sleep like a rock, IF I make sure my sheets are good and cool when I go to bed. That reminds me, another tip for you: I was astounded when I came upon the discovery that if my feet are hot when I go to bed, or if I am hot at all, I get zero sleep, no matter what time of year it is, summer, spring, winter, or fall. The clothing ( type of pajamas) I wear to bed has to be cool, no flannel for me. If I wear socks to bed, they usually have to be thin socks. One BIG POSITIVE with me is, if I fall asleep right away, then something wakes me up, like a noise, I never have trouble falling back to sleep. I also found astoundingly that if I am dehydrated at ALL, even in the least, before I go to bed, zero sleep. I have to, no matter what , drink plenty of water beforehand. Yeah, it's a nuisance getting up to go to the bathroom, but, in my case, after I come back from the bathroom, I fall right back to sleep. ANNE

annesmith 2012-11-04 01:16:53 -0600 Report

I'd say it's mostly normal, but, you need 2-3-4 hours more sleep. Have you tried melatonin? I take it every night and it works really good. I work 2 jobs, too, and my typical hour to go to bed is between 2am and 4am, but, I sleep 7 hours a night, sometimes 5 hours. I 90% of the time do not work until the afternoon at my full time job. ANNE

Harlen 2012-11-02 09:48:24 -0500 Report

It can be
Going to sleep two hr after coming home from work may not be giving you time to unwined
Do you have a meal when you get home ?
Best wishes

kabayan 2012-11-02 10:34:39 -0500 Report

Yes.. Sometimes a wheat roll with peanut butter and soy milk .. I dont drink water,wake me up to pee …

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