sleep loss

By t0tianna Latest Reply 2010-11-10 18:01:23 -0600
Started 2010-11-03 22:33:02 -0500

latley i have been having trouble sleeping
and i dont know why
can anyone tell me if this could me my diebeties causeing this
cause latley
in tha past three days i think i've only gotten 2 to 3 hours of sleep

6 replies

GabbyPA 2010-11-04 08:22:51 -0500 Report

You are young and patterns can get messy sometimes. I used to go through cycles where I would stay up so late I would get worried. I grew out of it and try to keep a routine bedtime now. But for me, a lot of it is overactive brains. Sometimes my mind will not shut off and let me sleep. Is there a lot going on? Are you worried about something? Or do you have some deadlines coming up? All kinds of things can make us loose sleep.

Something I have been doing lately is some meditation and relaxation when I first lay in bed. I make sure all the lights are off and then lay in a comfortable position. I start with my toes and visualize them and see them relaxed and comfortable. I do this all the way up my body. Feet, arches, ankles, calves... usually I don't get much past my legs before I fall asleep.

Diabetes can contribute to sleeplessness, but often it is more that it makes the sleep you have be restless. Have you checked your levels at night? If you are running high, it can cause you to not sleep well. If you are running low, be glad your body is alerting you so you can deal with the lows.

t0tianna 2010-11-10 15:55:15 -0600 Report

i just have to much going on
i try not to think aboubt anything as much as possible
idk whats wrong eith me

GabbyPA 2010-11-10 18:01:23 -0600 Report

Maybe nothing is wrong with you.

When our minds are busy it can be hard to sleep. The harder we try to sleep, the less we sleep, the more frustrated we get. I totally get that cycle. Sometimes it is just our body's way to work things out. We get so caught up in the sleep requirements and so on...sometimes we just have to let our body do what it needs.

If it is prolonged then I would start to worry, but if you have a lot on your plate then you may just have a mind that wants to solve it all now. You can slow that down and control it with some meditation. I know it sounds kind of hoaky, but it does work. What I do is breathe in deep breaths and think positive thoughts. Then I exhale long and slow and throw out the negative thoughts. I do this for a while and then just try to concentrate on one small thing and let my mind be clear of other stuff. I am just learning how, and I am not doing it for very long at a time, but I will build it up. You just have to give it a try. Can't hurt.

jayabee52 2010-11-04 03:33:15 -0500 Report

Howdy Heather

I have been troubled with insomnia from time to time. Fortunately for me those times are infrequent, usually when I am having something upsetting me. The 2 times which immediately spring to mind is when my bride died unexpectedly (July 23 2010) and when I was divorced out of a 25 year marriage against my will. Both of those times I simply could not shut my mind off. At both of those times I did have Diabetes ("DM") but I don't think that was a major contributing factor.

I did a search on "causes of sleeplessness" and found a lot of returns on the search term. One of those on a website "" lists 20 diseases which many cause insomnia. You could find it here: (look on p 2 and then click "view all" for the list).

Your insomnia could come from "adrenal fatigue" here's a webpage from "women to women" which has a survey of your sleep habits here:

And another page from the same site "women to women" says it could possibly be because of menopause or perimenopause. and they give some suggestions about how to fall asleep without sleep aids:

I pray this information helps you.

Blessings to you and yours