By Maryloneta Latest Reply 2010-11-01 17:32:47 -0500
Started 2010-10-31 16:11:27 -0500

I heard sleeping with a light on is good for diabetics. Tell me what you know about this.

8 replies

CaliKo 2010-11-01 17:32:47 -0500 Report

I can sleep lights on, lights off, tv blaring, sitting up, lying down, … [sounds somewhat like a Dr. Seuss book] nothing seems to keep me awake. My worst nightmare is dosing off while driving. It's not a disease in my case, I just don't get enough rest. I feel good today, took a nap during family movie night last night. I don't think the conditions under which I sleep affect my diabetes, but lack of sleep is certainly bad for all my conditions!

Crashnot 2010-10-31 22:00:20 -0500 Report

All I've read about sleeping with the lights on is that it really messes with your REMs and prevents a solid, resting sleep. I know I sleep a lot better without the night light on we used to keep on the wall to help check on the kids when they were babies! And my sugars are better if I'm not short-circuiting all day from being tired :-)

klfrcmom 2010-11-01 07:17:53 -0500 Report

I'm really interested in hearing the theory behind this one. I don't sleep well with a light on… and my fiancee likes to sleep with the TV on… (ugh!) We agreed to put it on a "sleep TIMER" so the TV will shut off in 30, 60, or 90 minutes… enough time for him to fall asleep but still let me REMAIN asleep…

Pynetree 2010-10-31 21:49:19 -0500 Report

I have never heard that one…what's the theory behind it?!? I am a notoriously BAD sleeper…but don't think diabetes is to blame. And if I have a light on … I won't sleep at all.