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Losing 30 minutes of sleep per day MAY promote weight gain and adversely affect blood sugar control -- ScienceDaily
Doesn't work like that for me. And if I get 7 hrs of sleep a night I'm doing good. Sometimes 5-6 is more like it. AND, I've lost weight during this time, along with low, stable BG.
 

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Doesn't work like that for me. And if I get 7 hrs of sleep a night I'm doing good. Sometimes 5-6 is more like it. AND, I've lost weight during this time, along with low, stable BG.
You've been lucky then. As my sleep disorder increased, and I spent more time in bed (but not sleeping properly) I put on weight, increased the apnea problems, BP went up, BGL went up. Hello metabolic syndrome.

The thing is, it doesn't matter if you only get 5 hours of sleep, if the sleep is of good quality and efficiency. I get 5-6 too, but its poor quality and my weight increases.

I was diagnosed with diabetes long after I was diagnosed with a sleep disorder. The diabetes and BP are now pretty well controlled... but the sleep disorder isnt, and I keep getting fatter. Well... no that isnt quite true... I just can't lose weight and I fluctuate by about 3kg in both directions depending on a variety of factors.

More power to those of you who can get a good sleep, and then not need to go back to bed again until your normal time.
 

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My sympathies with the sleep disorder. I don't think I have one - my sleep is interrupted by back pain and leg cramps that wake me up from a sound sleep and bring me soundly to my feet.

How are your BG numbers these days (I assume you're eating LCHF but don't exactly remember all your posts). I had trouble losing the last 10 lbs of weight when I decided to go into ketosis and stay there, which meant I had to eat a lot more fat than I was doing and pare down the protein. This caused me to begin losing weight again. Just a thought.
 

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I never dreamed I had a sleep disorder either until I had a sleep study in the hospital. Diagnosis was severe sleep apnea. Dr. prescribed a cpap machine and my husband is grateful because he no longer has to listen to my snoring (which I never knew that I did). My BG did get better after a little while on treatment for the sleep disorder.
 

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My sympathies with the sleep disorder. I don't think I have one - my sleep is interrupted by back pain and leg cramps that wake me up from a sound sleep and bring me soundly to my feet.

How are your BG numbers these days (I assume you're eating LCHF but don't exactly remember all your posts). I had trouble losing the last 10 lbs of weight when I decided to go into ketosis and stay there, which meant I had to eat a lot more fat than I was doing and pare down the protein. This caused me to begin losing weight again. Just a thought.
Do you think it was the additional fat or the lower protein that helped you lose? I can't go lower on protein but could potentially raise my fats.
 

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Do you think it was the additional fat or the lower protein that helped you lose? I can't go lower on protein but could potentially raise my fats.
Both. But I was eating a lot of protein, mostly because it's a challenge to get enough fat without dairy or eggs, so I was filling up with more protein (which I LOVE). I've got that worked out now.

The irony of it all is that now, with a hiatal hernia and gastroparesis (slow stomach emptying) I'm challenged for the first time in my life to worry about losing too much weight because I can't eat too much at a time. Life! Huh!?
 

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I have a health condition called interstitial cystitis and I am have been in semi remission for about 8 years or so. I do get flares but for the most part things are not too bad. When I first had interstitial cystitis, I was getting up sometimes every two hours or every hour on the hour. It was a real pain in the bee-hind. I then decided to stay up as late as I could so I would be so exhausted that I could have a deep solid sleep of 5 hours straight. I really felt refreshed when that happened. (smiling)

When I had my first hydro distention, it worked like a miracle. No pain, no huge flares and was able to sleep without waking up a lot to run to the ladies room. The downside, I have still kept up my habit of going to bed late, it's difficult to shake off. When I was working, I would try to be in bed for 11 to get up at 5 the next morning for a job that was two hours away by public transit.

It is so difficult when one has interrupted sleep. It feels as though one never slept a wink at all through the night.
 

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My sympathies with the sleep disorder. I don't think I have one - my sleep is interrupted by back pain and leg cramps that wake me up from a sound sleep and bring me soundly to my feet.
Sighhh. I have back pain as well... injury 50 years ago, self managing but am getting past it. Then theres the osteoarthritis in the hips, shoulders and hands.

How are your BG numbers these days (I assume you're eating LCHF but don't exactly remember all your posts). I had trouble losing the last 10 lbs of weight when I decided to go into ketosis and stay there, which meant I had to eat a lot more fat than I was doing and pare down the protein. This caused me to begin losing weight again. Just a thought.
Glad you mentioned this. I have had a LOT of trouble cutting protein because I cant eat vast amounts of fat without feeling ill, so its eggs and cheese and I think this is whats stalling weight loss. BGLs are fine when I choose to make the effort, but being unable to do the HF part of LCHF means that the LC isnt as low as I want it to be. I've put potato and bread back into the diet as an occasional thing (Takes a month to get through a small loaf of bread so its in the freezer until wanted) and I buy potatoes in small sizes and have one maybe twice a week. I love potatoes :-/

Not looking forward to next HbA1c. The last was 5.7% and I think the next is going to be closer to 7%. My new GP will be happy with that, but I won't be.

Whats the solution to reducing protein? I havent found one :(
 
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