Lack of Sleep

By sweetslover Latest Reply 2014-11-12 09:51:07 -0600
Started 2014-11-11 15:32:06 -0600

I was diagnosed about 5 weeks ago with Type 2. I also have neuropathy and L5 radiculopathy. Even if I am not experiencing pain, my legs are so uncomfortable that I cannot go to sleep. I toss and turn until around 4 in the morning before drifting off into a good, deep sleep. I exercise 4-5 times a week and seem to be getting my glucose levels under control. Any advise on how to get comfortable? I have a body pillow—doesn't help.

4 replies

GabbyPA 2014-11-12 06:22:46 -0600 Report

Is it just in your legs and not your feet? I don't know if it would help, but I use coconut oil on the soles of my feet and it calms them down. The souls of our feet are great receptors for our bodies and I have also infused my coconut oil with mint leaves and that seems to help even more. Maybe you could try it on your legs. Can't hurt, and if nothing else you will have soft skin.

I am sorry for your discomfort. I know what you mean. I loose more sleep to my feet than the bathroom trips on bad days. Sometimes I have to take Aleve to get it calmed down enough, but I try not to take pills if I don't have to. Enough of those on my plate as it is.

jayabee52 2014-11-11 18:24:20 -0600 Report

Howdy Sweetslover

Perhaps you should see your Dr and ask for a pain pill and/or a sleep aid. Lack of sleep and pain can raise your BG levels as well.

Praying for your better health


sweetslover 2014-11-11 19:50:05 -0600 Report

Thanks, James. I guess I should have added that I am already on a pain pill. It keeps me from really hurting, but doesn't stop this weird feeling in my legs.