Does Your Diabetes Make You Nap Everyday?

NamVet - 21894
By NamVet - 21894 Latest Reply 2008-10-20 16:09:40 -0500
Started 2008-10-02 06:56:34 -0500

Mine does.. Everyday. I try to walk to somehow get around it, but it still happens. I nap..


23 replies

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-10-20 16:09:40 -0500 Report

Hello,
I have noticed that when my sugar level starts to drop from my morning high, I start to get tired. I have to catnap here in there. Just my idea…

Leigh

Bluebutterfly
Bluebutterfly 2008-10-20 13:11:01 -0500 Report

I am on cpap too. I have COPD.I feel good when I first get up but I have to have my midday nap or I am like a baby I get cranky.Ha/Ha

sparkysmom
sparkysmom 2008-10-07 13:56:27 -0500 Report

I don't know if it is my Diabetes or any one of the other medical problems, but I take a nap most days. Raff (my parrot) starts saying "Good Night" around 1 in the afternoon and I hook up my CPAP and nap for about an hour.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-10-03 12:16:20 -0500 Report

I noticed this discussion and I posted an article on how napping is good for your mind. Of course, that is if it is not because your sugar is off, but a short nap proves to help our memory.

http://www.realage.com/ct/tips/6982

PAT L
PAT L 2008-10-03 13:23:23 -0500 Report

WELL FOR WHAT ITS WORTH I FOUND OUT ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO THAT A 20 MIN NAP IS GOOD FOR YOU, ITS CALLED A POWER NAP, AN IT WILL LET YOU GO FOR THE REST OF THE DAY AT FULL POWER. IF YOU NAP LONGER THEN YOU WILL TIRE OUT A LOT QUICKER THAN A SHORT ONE. ONE OF MY DOCS TOLD ME THAT YEARS AGO AN IT HAS PROVEN TO BE RIGHT FOR ME..I USED TO DRIVE A LOT AN IF I GOY TIRED I WOULD DO A QUICKY NAP AN COULD GO THE REST OF THE DAY…PAT

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-02 23:32:16 -0500 Report

I usually take a nap everyday due to I can't sleep at night. I have reations to sleeping pills, so that don't work. I do notice at times if my sugar got extremely HI I was really tired. I think that it might have some ties to it.

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2008-10-02 11:27:40 -0500 Report

Hi friend,
I have found that if my bs is high and drops quickly or vs. , I get tired. I think that it affects the way that you feel. Anytime that my blood is hypo I get extrememly tired. So, I would say definetly yes. Still Smile, Leigh

Toma
Toma 2008-10-02 07:57:14 -0500 Report

Hi Nam,

I usually nap in the afternoon and my BG readings are always pretty good. I think in my case it is either a case of getting old, (I will be 62 this year) or PTSD. I have sleep disturbances that are attributed to the PTSD. Dr. Code, one of the advisors on my site, believes wheat is the culprit and told me 1/3 of North Americans have an intolerance to gluten in wheat to some degree or another.

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-10-02 08:00:55 -0500 Report

Toma,

Wow that number is high…1/3? I wonder if I should have myself checked for this, I too get the nap syndrome. My numbers were very high for the first 2 weeks after being diagnosed, but went on new meds Tuesday. I figured the yearing for a good nap was my high numbers, but now that I am under control better, still want that nap. Too bad my 3 year old gave up naps almost a year ago..

Vicki

NamVet - 21894
NamVet - 21894 2008-10-02 10:54:05 -0500 Report

I was checked, because my wife is Celiac?
I have sleep Apnea, plus ptsd also.
I am 61, not old yet..ha

vgarrison
vgarrison 2008-10-02 11:32:41 -0500 Report

Celiac, thank you! I could not think of what it was called. I knew I had heard of it, but could not remember what it was called.

Vicki

taz2020
taz2020 2008-10-02 23:20:12 -0500 Report

I have sleep apnea too and use the CPAP machine. I also have PTSD which doesn't help. I takes naps daily. I love them! But it is irritating becausse I don't get enough things done. I went up to Rocky MTN National Park last Fri. We didn't do anything strenuous. But I was so exhausted the next day, sleeping all nigt and getting up long enough to eat something. It's very frustrating that there so long instead of a short refreshing nap. My pulminologist doesn't really believe me though because he feels I'm getting good results from the CPAP machine. Does anyone else use one?
Maybe someone else has a more educated answer for these needs to nap!
Take care,,,
Taz

Petrea
Petrea 2008-10-03 02:59:25 -0500 Report

I am also on a CPAP and have been on one since 1985. I too have an urge to nap during the day. Maybe you need another sleep study and need your CPAP pressure changed or maybe you also have some form of narcolepsy. Has your dr. checked you for that?

taz2020
taz2020 2008-10-06 23:32:19 -0500 Report

No, he hasn't checked for that. He feels it's because I don't go to bed at night on a regular schedule. It's hard for me to do that. He still believes this is the problem when I sleep all night and day and into the next day as well. It feels like a nightmare. And I don't have any motivation to do basic things. Maybe I'll ask him for an updated sleep study, it's been 3 years since the last one. Thanks for the suggestions.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-10-02 23:36:35 -0500 Report

I would like to know about the wheat ? I have problems with that and my phosperous goes ski high on wheat products. When I use to do dialysis, we were to steer clear of phosperous and now my body still can't seem to handle this, is there a reason? I'm interested in knowing?

kdroberts
kdroberts 2008-10-02 07:10:17 -0500 Report

Not being funny but have you tested your blood sugar when you feel the need to nap?

NamVet - 21894
NamVet - 21894 2008-10-02 07:37:36 -0500 Report

Yes I have. That's not being funny. I did not take it that..haha
My sugars are okay, but just seems I am out of energy..

kdroberts
kdroberts 2008-10-02 07:43:23 -0500 Report

What's OK? I get the nap syndrome every now and again. It comes on quickly and my numbers are always under 100 when I test to see if they are high. 15 minutes later I'm right as rain! I think an afternoon nap should be allowed by federal law!