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Old 08-01-2012, 17:48   #1
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I havent been getting alot of sleep lately (5-7 hours and interrupted)and my numbers tend to be higher after breakfast than they usually are. Far as I know Im not sick or stressed, Im a real light sleeper though. I did get more sleep last night and my morning numbers before breakfast and after breakfast (2 hrs after) are much better. Does this sound familiar to any of you? Are my high number related to lack of sleep?

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Hi! First thing that pops into my half awake brain is what did you have for b'fast? How much higher is it than your fasting number? I'm most sensitive to carbs in the morning, so I try to eat none then.

Lack of sleep can cause stress and stress can cause higher numbers, but consider my question first.

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Personally I think a good nights rest/sleep fixes a lot of things, as do excercize conversely. I just dont function well if I have little sleep. Im inclined to think that this condition requires a good nights rest and I have made a conscious decision to be sensible about it. I have never needed more than 5-6 hrs, but find it no longer works for me, and now try to get in 7 and if lucky 8 hrs. Could be a reason for your higher numbers.

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If I lack sleep, I find I will want to eat more carbs. If I can resist that, I'm OK, but if I give in then I'm on my way to carb cravings again. So the lack of sleep itself isn't a problem, it's what I eat when I'm tired. :P

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For a long time I was a lousy sleeper and my bgs were higher. I started to take melatonin and it has really helped me get a deeper sleep.

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I keep forgetting about melatonin. I'm not sleeping well, either.

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Do you guys think the lack of sleep is related to D?

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I don't think I'd go so far as to say it's related to diabetes, but I go along as you are, 4-6 hours interrupted for several days. But then I pull a stunt like last night, and sleep the clock around.

I was off my feed last evening & finally took Imodium before falling asleep about 4am. And would you believe my everlovin' sat here all day & let me sleep until 4pm? (I'm still sleeping in the living room during the heatwave). He's just too kind! If he'd wakened me at noon, it would've been a complete restorative 8-hour sleep - but 12 hours?! Good grief!




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I second the what are you having for breakfast?
It could be dawn phenoma as well..

I went stages of loads of insomnia but ive been going to an acupuncturist and I now sleep much more soundly (could be a placebo but Im willing to go with whatever works)

During my no sleep weeks I dont remember having a huge impact on BGLs

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I second the what are you having for breakfast?
It could be dawn phenoma as well..

I went stages of loads of insomnia but ive been going to an acupuncturist and I now sleep much more soundly (could be a placebo but Im willing to go with whatever works)

During my no sleep weeks I dont remember having a huge impact on BGLs
Breakfast for me is the same everyday, two eggs, english muffin with butter, cottage cheese and three cups of coffee with cream. I am meticulous in my carb counting and I am sure to inject the appropriate amount of insulin. Today I increased my breakfast dose by half a unit per carb and that did the trick. I plan to stick to the prescribed dose for lunch and dinner as that amount works just fine. Now, to get uninterrupted sleep...

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