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Old 08-26-2013, 14:52   #1
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For most of my life I've only needed 4-5 hours a night sleep. Anything more just didnt work. As my diabetes developed I started sleeping more and more. It actually felt good to sleep and I loved my naps. Now that I am diagnosed and am on meds. My blood glucose is back around 115. Here is the sleep part. I get tired but not sleepy. I can't seem to get to sleep. I'm going to try to get back to a 4-5 hour sleep cycle and see what happens. Anyone else experience something similar?

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I'm lucky to get 4-5 hours of continuous sleep. I wake during the night sometimes 4 or 5 times. Not for hypos or anything like that, just suddenly awake, hopefully to fall back to sleep within a few minutes... sometimes not!

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I spent most of my adult life trying to get enough sleep - lying in bed worrying that the alarm would go off & I'd be spending another day of work on not enough sleep. After the kids were grown, I began wearing earplugs to ward off outside influences waking me, and for a time I even wore sleep masks to keep out light.

After all these years of struggle, the combination that helps most is a cool-to-cold dark room, and still the earplugs. The right bed is essential, so if you're in the market for a new mattress, make sure you test them out thoroughly. Otherwise, all I can say is try not to worry over it, because that only makes it worse.

Awhile back we had a thread on segmented sleep, and that is a lot the way mine goes now - a couple of 4 or 5-hour segments. I often fall back asleep quickly after wakening, but on the occasion that I'm lying there wide-eyed looking at the ceiling, I get up & boot up, or read or do some quiet chore like balancing the checkbook - and as soon as I begin to feel drowsy again, I go back to my pillow. Lying there wide awake does me no good - makes me even more wakeful - I need to get up until I get sleepy again.

Keep in mind that retirement is my ace-in-the-hole now - not dancing to a work schedule relieves a lot of my erstwhile anxiety over sleep.

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I also found that adding Magnesium 500 mg and GABA 750 mg to my evening pillbox helps. Not perfect, but helps.

Oh, and I discovered that MELATONIN raised my blood sugar -- be CAREFUL if you resort to it!

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Do you snore? Have you been checked for sleep apnea? That's another idea.

Melatonin made me so depressed I had to stop it after a week!

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RIGHT! I had in mind to mention apnea too, but forgot! Thanks, silvertiger!

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I have the same problem. I get sleepy, go to sleep only to wake in about 5 hours. I have tried just about everything except drugs/supplements. The best results is with "white noise" but then I am conscious of dreams and wake myself up in the midst of dreams or sleep through any alarms. Can't win! So, I read alot.

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Not sleep apnea. I am conscious during dreams again. When I was sleeping a lot (high bgl) I had lost control. Weird

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