Sleeping problems

By Germaine Latest Reply 2009-12-15 23:07:56 -0600
Started 2009-12-14 22:51:16 -0600

I do not know if this has anything to do with diabetes, but i have a hard time sleeping. I toss and turn all night, and I am sure me not getting enough rest is effecting my glucose levels. What can I do to get sleep? BTW i am type 1 diabetic
Happy holidays

8 replies

Hinboyz3 2009-12-15 07:30:54 -0600 Report

Happy holidays Germaine, I too have the same crazy problems. Before bed Im tired and all ready for a good nights sleep, and low and behold round 1-2am Im flipping thru the channels on the tv, wide awake. I don't know whats going on, but Im usually out cold by 10pm, go figure!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-15 11:48:38 -0600 Report

Are you drinking coffe or caffeine before retiring—-? I am guilty of such, gotta be drinking something—-non-alcohol—-try switching to water but it isn't always satisfying. Need to retrain my taste buds, I guess. PR

Hinboyz3 2009-12-15 12:04:10 -0600 Report

Nope only coffee in the early mornings, water all day long. Just a night owl I guess.

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2009-12-15 16:52:21 -0600 Report

You should talk to your Dr about this. He
may have you go in for a sleep study to
see if you have sleep apena. This was my problem and now I'm on Bi-Pap and sleep great. Dan

salmanda 2009-12-15 17:01:08 -0600 Report

Hi Hinboyz3,
I used to have that problem exactly…waking up at 2 or 3 AM and being awake for a few hours. Then I would go back to bed for an hour or so before it was time to get up for work. Of course, then I was exhausted. I really feel like this was a pattern that my body got used to when it happened once or twice and just kept right on doing it! I worked really hard at not staying up when I woke up which was usually for a trip to the bathroom. After doing this for a while, I seem to have turned my sleep pattern around for the better. Good luck!
Sal :)

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-15 23:07:56 -0600 Report

I sleep alone and back when my work at the hospital was complicated by a stickler of a surgeon———I played my soft, music on my boom box—-it helped for awhile. Since the full force of this depression hit a few years ago, I just take my meds, thankful for it—do NOT feel guilty that I have to take them, just thankful that they work. I swallowed most of my pride years ago!! PR

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-15 00:06:37 -0600 Report

I have emotional problems so am on 2 sleeping meds, if I use both, I sleep 8 hrs, if I forget one, I sleep 4 hrs, and if I can't take ANY, I don NOT sleep, in fact, the tireder I get the harder it is to fall asleep and sleep deprivation can drive you nuts in itself! And this all started BEFORE I was diagnosed as being diabetic.

I don't know if that helps, but that is my story! Good Luck, and REST!!! PR

msann 2009-12-14 23:23:21 -0600 Report

hey germiane, sounds like to may be suffering from insomia,talk to your doctor, he maybe can give to something, i take ambien, i am type 2,since 2000, hope you get some relieve