Sleeping

By Latest Reply 2008-12-16 13:38:26 -0600
Started 2008-12-12 12:54:32 -0600

Does anyone have a problem sleeping alot or being tired alot? I don't know if it is just the diabeties or it is a combination of all my medical problems combined. Adding to that, all the different meds I take for the different medical problems.


22 replies

Fernie
Fernie 2008-12-15 02:17:56 -0600 Report

I get very sleepy when my blood sugar is high, and also when I am depressed.

2008-12-16 13:38:26 -0600 Report

Along with my diabeties, I to suffer from depression. I am finding out several causes for my sleepiness and being tired. Thanks for everyones comments. MaryS

dj7110
dj7110 2008-12-12 19:10:40 -0600 Report

I always have trouble with sleep, had sleep test done and found out I had sleep apnea also.. they set me up with the nasal cpac.. which is the cheapest and most comfortable. Also, way the insurance companies ussually go at first. However i also have hay fever allergies which seasonally messes up my sinuses so had to go without my machine the first yr around when it hit me, and the next time I was due for a new mask went to the full face one. And now back to nasal which is more confortable and hang on to the mask one on those times my sinusses are too messed up and have to mouth breathe. So i never have to go without my c-pac machine again.

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2008-12-14 19:03:55 -0600 Report

Debe I don't know why he would want you to see a lung doctor. My primary takes care of my sleep apnea. My lung doctor just takes care of my breathing meds.
Does he suspect COPD by any chance.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-14 19:21:00 -0600 Report

I have never complained of that. I was in a coma for a period of time from double pnuemonia and septicemia of the blood stream. Would that mess up my sleeping pattern, Its almost like my nights and days are all mixed up…Debe

dyanne
dyanne 2008-12-15 01:52:50 -0600 Report

Hi if u dont mind me asking what is copd??? Iam going through a lot of the same symtoms . I have slight sleep apnea and have had pulmonary test done. Would that have shown if I had copd????

thanks dyanne

2008-12-15 11:30:53 -0600 Report

COPD is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disdorder. It is when you have problems breathing, your lungs are not functioning to full capacity. I use an inhaler which contains a medicine that opens up my lungs and makes it easier to breathe. There are various stages of this. I am on the low end, meaning mine isn't that bad. Mary

2008-12-15 11:30:53 -0600 Report

COPD is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disdorder. It is when you have problems breathing, your lungs are not functioning to full capacity. I use an inhaler which contains a medicine that opens up my lungs and makes it easier to breathe. There are various stages of this. I am on the low end, meaning mine isn't that bad. Mary

Sorry about the double post. Don't know how that happened.

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2008-12-12 16:48:52 -0600 Report

Hi! I wasn't getting a good nights sleep for years. Finally my doctor sent me to sleep disorder clinic at the hospital. Ours is like a real nice motel. I have been sent there 4 times. I have tried to several different c-paps. Finally I'm on a bi-pap that breathes for me. I have post polio syndrum. My diaphram has almost stopped working. So when my body can't breath it will breath for me. Now I raley have a bad night.
I also have oxygen 24/7. I do not like to where the oxygen. But It is a very necesary part of my life. Go see your doctor. He will get you sleeping better.

JoAnna

2008-12-12 16:56:29 -0600 Report

I was recently diagnosed with COPD, so I do have the inhalers. I also have a couple of relatives who have sleep apnea, so I am familier with the procedure you have to go thru. Thank you for responding.

jaclyncrystal
jaclyncrystal 2008-12-12 17:53:58 -0600 Report

before I was rediagnosed I could hardly make it through the day without a nap around 2-3 since diagnosis and meds I have not had the need to nap, except when I an illness. I also have mild sleep apnea, dr. mentioned clinic but felt it was not needed at this time. Staying busy around the times i would nap really helps. jackie

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2008-12-12 15:39:40 -0600 Report

The thing to do is talk to your doctor
and ask if you should have a sleep study done. I had this problem and found out I had sleep apnea. So talk to your doctor and see what he recommends.

2008-12-12 16:32:05 -0600 Report

My neurologist mentioned at one time about doing a sleep study. I go to him next week, so I'll mention it to him and go from there.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-12-12 15:31:15 -0600 Report

I have trouble sleeping at night. I am so tired and all I do is toss and turn. I can't tell you whe the last time was I slept eight hours, let alone 4 straight…Debe

Kevin L
Kevin L 2008-12-12 14:30:10 -0600 Report

i had trouble sleeping. i have been taking melatonin (dietary supplement) every night before bed and i've been drinking herbal tea(yogi bedtime tea) every night. these have been helping.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-12-12 13:25:34 -0600 Report

I guess where I would start is look at each of your meds individually and see if drwosiness or sleepiness is a side effect.

Being tired is a symptom of diabetes, but it mostly when you are in poor control, so if your numbers are good, it could be something else.

I would talk to your doctor and see if there could be something going on.

One thing that helps me is getting active. I find I am more sleepy when I am not doing much. That is when the lazies hit, and it is a vicious cycle.

2008-12-12 16:34:43 -0600 Report

I do have one medication that says it causes drowisness. This on top of being diabetic could be the cause. Also (see reply below) my neurologist suggested I do a sleep disorder test.

highlandcitygirl
highlandcitygirl 2008-12-12 13:24:11 -0600 Report

i stay tired all the time. when i try to do something it isn't long and i'm exhausted. this is really frustrating as just a few years ago i was very active in my yard! plus it takes me forever, it seems ,to go to sleep!

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