Most experts claim a connection between Diabetes and Insomnia and there are tons of articles on the net outlining the connection. Here's one I found interesting as I'm also an insomniac:Hello all! Question: Do any of you know if there is a connection between having type 2 diabetes and insomnia? I have had a whopping dose if insomnia...and wondered if diabetes can help cause same.
Hello all! Question: Do any of you know if there is a connection between having type 2 diabetes and insomnia? I have had a whopping dose if insomnia...and wondered if diabetes can help cause same.
Good article ColaJim. Thanks for sharing it. I assume GABA might help type 2's. Nice to see forward progress in researchColaJim said:I dunno but I have heard rumors that stress, type 2 diabetes and insomnia, and an unexplained lack of GABA is indicated. But then what is causing the lack of GABA? Perhaps the stress is primary, reducing the level of GABA, and causing sleepless nights. If you live under high stress, this may be part of the answer. So do you live under high stress?
I've tried melatonin and drugs like lorazepam from my Doctor... it just helped me go to sleep faster but the sleep did not last any longer. It's been many months now./QUOTE]
Drugs in the benzo class block stage 4 sleep and aren't good as sleep aids. Xanax is an exception, as is klonopin. But really, I'd not use a benzo for sleep.
You might ask about trazodone. It's a very old, established med, marketed as an anti-depressant, but used as a sleep aid. I've had sleep disorder due to fibromyalgia and tried a lot of meds along the way. Works for me, taken it for years, and also lots of people I know, including my 92 yr old mother w/ no ill effect.