By tazzieosco2632 Latest Reply 2013-04-22 21:07:44 -0500
Started 2013-04-16 16:39:24 -0500

I wanting to know if anyone could tell me if they have a hard time sleeping at night? see my problem is that there is so many times that i cant go to sleep tell like 4 am and then i sleep all day long…and then there is other times that i am so tired that i go to bed early and i wake up around 10am and i still don't have any energy. For the past week i seem like that i can't get any energy to do anything…like today i went to bed last night around 4am and i could not seem to get my self out of bed tell my boyfriend called me on his lunch break and i have been up since like 2pm and it going on 5:30pm and i just seem that i cant wake up. so what i am would like to know if it could be my sugar or if there is something that i can do to help me get my energy back…if u could help me or just give my ideas that u have tried i would love to hear from u…and i want to say thank you to everyone out there

17 replies

HICHAM EL CHARKAWI 2013-04-22 21:07:44 -0500 Report

Hi Tazzieosco, since some time I past by the same symptoms and I realises that I was due to High level of blood sugar but you must know also that it can be caused by low blood sugar, to avoid to be sleepy and get some energy you have to monitor your blood sugar level daily and to control it within the safe level,taking meals and medecines regulary in the same times always ,possibily , also late meals is not advised , few gym exercises before sleep time will help,good luck.

BB42 2013-04-18 21:31:41 -0500 Report

I also have a hard time sleeping. In addition to Type 2 diabetes, I have sleep apnea and have to use a CPAP mask. I usually can;t go to sleep before 2 am. I either try a sleeping pill or read for a few hours before trying to sleep. It is so bad that IO hate the night. I wish I could offer more but I don;t know what else todo

smurfysuzi 2013-04-17 19:21:12 -0500 Report

I used to have a lot of trouble sleeping. I was tired and sleeping all the time, but never felt rested. I felt more tired after sleeping all day than I did before I went to sleep. My neurologist suggested that I may have sleep apnea. I did a sleep study & viola problem identified. Mine was not bad enough that I needed a cpap machine, but nonaddictive sleep aids helped. Since starting my weight lose plan 8 months ago and losing approximately 60 lbs - I am sleeping better. Now that my sugars are stabilized and lower than they used to be I find that I am feeling even more rested.
Long story short - talk to your doctor. It could be as simple as not having a restful sleeping area or sleep apnea. Either way - the only way to fix it is to figure out what is going on with you.

Nick1962 2013-04-17 16:24:40 -0500 Report

For many older folks like me, quality sleep is something we gave up on long ago for a variety of reason as you see.

I’m going to make some assumptions here that you don’t have school or a regular job (because most people wouldn’t be able to sleep until noon as you say you do sometimes).

No, I don’t think it’s your BG’s, but more like lack of a routine schedule, coupled with something that takes enough of your energy away to make your body want sleep at night. You might want to start forcing yourself to get up at a certain time daily (maybe get in some exercise) so that you can start to maintain a regular “body clock”. Your erratic sleep pattern definitely leads to erratic eating patterns and will mess up your sugars in time.

I worked a job that had very erratic hours. Some mornings I’d have to be in and working hard by 4:00 a.m., some nights I’d have to be wrapping up as late as midnight. I was also my most unhealthy during that period.

Just my thought for what it’s worth.

granniesophie 2013-04-17 14:14:55 -0500 Report

Sleep? What's that?? LOL-
I seldom sleep anymore, and if I do, it's not a good sleep. Sometimes I sleep in my recliner watching TV all night.
Stress has affected my sleep extremely. There is nothing anyone can do about it, and I have consulted my doctor and my counselor, and both have said that they can't help me. I have so many stress factors in my life that there are no way to fix, so I just keep on keeping on, and hope that one day I can take a vacation for even a few days where I don't have responsibilities and can have some time to myself. I don;t think I would sleep the whole time, but I sure would like to have a couple of days of fun!

srs1960 2013-04-17 11:33:47 -0500 Report

I was taking pravastatin went to my Doctor and we decided I should go off of it I haven't had any trouble sleeping for a week now . Was having muscle cramps every day much better there to taking fish oil 4000 a day two in morning two at night hope I never have to take it again

tabby9146 2013-04-17 10:47:29 -0500 Report

I too have trouble and have for years, I am getting into my late 40s and it startd in late 30s. It is just more common now, so I figured hormones. I went for my yearly OBGYN checkup last year and for the first time mentioned it, I wanted my hormone levels checked, she would not do it. For other reasons ,I won't go into on here, she felt that mine were okay after asking me several questions. Oh and I am having some anxiety too, mild, not too frequent, but I would thnk that is from hormones too, and or, lack of enough sleep. She wanted to put me on an antidepressant. I said no!! I want to take melatonin, which is supposed to be safe, I have friends who take it, however, there was a recent article about some kind of posible danger from it, and I need to call and ask my doctor if it is okay. But what I do every night, I read all the articles I can on how to get a good night's sleep, Ido everything they say, I don't watch tv or get online close to bed time. I have a dark room, cool temp. I read after a warm bath. sometimesI used my lavendar bubble bath, all of this seems to help me get to sleep (oh and no eating too close to bedtime or exercise too close) and it helps me get to sleep, but I can not stay asleep more than 2-3 hours then I wake up and then I have trouble falling back to sleep, but I always do eventually, but then like 2 hours, and I have to get up!! I always exercise in the morning, and then sometimes late afternoon, being careful not to exercise too late in the day. This is supposed to help to. For all I know, it could have led to my being diabetic, as I have read articles that say this can possibly contribute. I do have allergies and sinus issues so that could contribute to you too? something to look into. I am on meds, for my allergies every day. Best of luck to you. update and let us know what works for you.

elba237 2013-04-17 10:58:58 -0500 Report

As I can see Tabby, you are doing many things to deal with the situation. I had that problem too and I do most of what you sai you are doing. But what work better for me was to hear soft instrumental music. I prepare my room with rose or gardenia smell incience or rose or gardenia smell candles (rose and gardenia are my favorite flowers). then I make it very soft dark (don't know why I can't sleep in complete dark rook) and then I turn on my cd player in soft volume with very soft nice instrumental music. And really that works for me. Yes when I start doing that, at the begining I sleep for 3 hours aprox and then wake up but I continue doing and after 2 months, I could sleep continusly for at least 7 hours and that make me feel really good. I don't know if you try music before. If you want you can try to make a kind of ambiance in your room that make you feel really relax. I know you are doing many things just try to keep doing it and let your body become use for that. Hope you can solve it.

tabby9146 2013-04-17 10:56:44 -0500 Report

oh I nearly forgot yoga is helping me sometimes. At first I did not realize there were certain yoga moves that can help people sleep, I was just doing power yoga or yoga meabolism booster, the Denise Austin ones on You Tube, during the day when I have time ,but then I discovered some you can do just before going to bed, and sometimes they help me sleep longer I think. I need to remember to do them every night. Just go to YouTube and type in yoga for relaxation, or yoga for sleep, and lots of them will come up. Find the one you can do, that you like. Experiment with different ones and see if they help.

95ncountin 2013-04-16 20:54:47 -0500 Report

I'm there with you. Most of my posts here and on FB are after 130a. I'm sorry you are have it too but I'm glad I'm not alone.

During one of 430a nights, I did some research and found it's not uncommon with diabetes. I have sleep apnea but wear my cpap so I know that's not disturbing my sleep. I'm sorry for you. I know how that sucks.

tazzieosco2632 2013-04-16 23:52:49 -0500 Report

that it does but i have sleep apnea to and like u said i know that its not that…will im glade that im not alone also i did not know that diabetes could have any factor to the reason that i feel that way… thank you 95ncountin for giving my that little information

KittyKristi 2013-04-16 17:39:38 -0500 Report

I feel your pain girl! I have been having trouble sleeping as well. I too don't fall asleep till around 2am then I am up at 5am to get my husband off to work then I go back to sleep till around 11am or later… I don't know if it is because of the new meds I am on for my heart or the change in diet… I do know that I have been told to go for a nice walk after dinner, then come home and take a warm bath, try a cup of chamomille tea. If that doesn't help there are herbs like valarian root that you can take but I would consult the doctor before taking them. My doctor told me to take a tylenol pm but only if the other stuff didnt work. You can always add me on FB if you would like, im up a lot too lol!

tazzieosco2632 2013-04-16 19:14:47 -0500 Report

sometimes i thought that i was alone when i would not be able to go to sleep…lol

jayabee52 2013-04-16 19:25:49 -0500 Report

Not at all Tazzie! There are many of us (including me) who are unable to sleep as we would like. Are you aware of a sister site to DC called "Sleep connect"? Look at top band of this page and you'll see "visit another community" mouseover it and you'll get a dropdown list of all the sister sites to DC. Find the one on sleep and you can use the DC login info to login there as well. You might want to check it out and see if they have suggestions to get to sleep.

Praying for restful sleep for YOU!

James Baker