By Sweetrthnhuny Latest Reply 2010-07-07 15:47:44 -0500
Started 2010-07-06 04:36:08 -0500

I was wondering if it is common to get insomnia with diabetes. I have had trouble sleeping at night. If anyone wants to chat I'm here.

14 replies

theladyiscrazy 2010-07-07 14:13:04 -0500 Report

oh yeah, I never sleep through the night UNLESS I have gone a few days without sleep and then I crash. Sleep meds have a tendency to keep me awake and instead of helping me sleep. So, that isn't any good. I was even tested for sleep apnea.

I am hoping that with starting a walking regiment (aka exercise) it will help my sleeping issues.

msann 2010-07-07 13:10:50 -0500 Report

yes,yes,yes, i have been on ambien for about 9 yrs i cant sleep without it, i am type 2, doctor says better to take them than to have no sleep, that worst for your heart ,not being able to rest, but my weight going down so in the future hope to cut back or get rid of them, have great day

solveis 2010-07-06 18:49:12 -0500 Report

I have a horrible time getting to sleep and staying asleep , even with sleep medication I am still up all hours of the night , its almost always when the sun is coming up that I can drift off for a bit, then every once in awhile I knock out cold all day and into the night . Its crazy!

Sweetrthnhuny 2010-07-06 23:53:10 -0500 Report

I'm the same way but because I have little ones once the sun is up my sleep is very limited. It's like I'm always running on empty.

bettymachete 2010-07-06 11:27:28 -0500 Report

Just wondering but…Have you been tested for PCOS? You have spoken about being depressed and weight gain now insomnia along with being diabetic and being young. These are all very typical signs of PCOS. There are several doctors that wont think to check on that right away, and have to be asked.

Katsarecool 2010-07-06 08:29:59 -0500 Report

I have trouble sleeping because of chronic pain. It either won't let me sleep or wakes me up. I sleep in spaces of three or four hours at a time. I wish I could sleep through the night!