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There was an article on WebMD about diabetics who do not sleep well. When someones blood sugars are high they are up frequently, several times during the night to urinate. People with diabetes tend to be overweight and that increases the risk of getting sleep apnea. Getting enough sleep is so important. If you are suffering with poor sleep the professionals encourage you to have a sleep study done to rule out serious diseases. I personally went through a sleep study done to make sure that I did not have sleep apnea. I don't have apnea but do suffer from chronic insomnia. Many times, suffering from depression can cause insomnia. I have major depression and it is one of the reasons for my insomnia.
 

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((((Breeze))))

Mebbe this insomnia is good for something, though . . . I'd gone to bed at 10p.m., wakened shortly after 2am. Thought I may as well test as long as I was awake, and registered 92. Then as I'm monkeying around on the computer, I begin to wonder where that 92 is going if I just go back to bed without eating? Liver dump? Aha, sez she!

So now I've eaten a slim jim & we'll just have to wait & see what happens in the next few hours. I'm headed back to bed now . . .
 

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i am a type 2 and every night without fail i wake up about 3 times a night, kidneys bursting , i have no problem sleeping, just pissing 3 to 4 times a night and 10 times a day.

are there any drugs that the nurse can give me to stop this ?

i was taken off metformin because my 1ac`s were constantly low and i felt like crap all the time.

now i feel great , just the nuisence of always needing a khazi.
 

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Well, Dino, I hate to bring this up, since you're so young, but have you had your prostate checked lately? Frequency is usually a problem with guys a lot older than you, but I gotta tell ya, Flomax is a miracle drug for this problem. Tell your doc!
 

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There was an article on WebMD about diabetics who do not sleep well. When someones blood sugars are high they are up frequently, several times during the night to urinate. People with diabetes tend to be overweight and that increases the risk of getting sleep apnea. Getting enough sleep is so important. If you are suffering with poor sleep the professionals encourage you to have a sleep study done to rule out serious diseases. I personally went through a sleep study done to make sure that I did not have sleep apnea. I don't have apnea but do suffer from chronic insomnia. Many times, suffering from depression can cause insomnia. I have major depression and it is one of the reasons for my insomnia.
Depression can also cause excessive sleep habits
 

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Sleep disturbances are common in people with diabetes mellitus. When compared with nondiabetics, patients with diabetes reported higher rates of insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, and unpleasant sensations in the legs that disturb sleep.
 

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I don't know if this would work for anyone else, but when I get a bout of insomnia, I find I cansometimes fall sleep if I just sleep on the floor rather than on a mattress.

But then, I'm typically more likely to respond to depression by sleeping for 10-12 hours rather than staying awake so insomnia is rarer for me.
 

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i wake up without fail every night, several times, to pee or having an attack of hypoglycemia or just due to temperature issues. i also wake up VERY early every morning and wind up going to sleep in the afternoon if possible. my sleeping is thoroughly messed up right now but i dont know if its diabetes linked or just cos my life is a mess. lol.
 

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i wake up without fail every night, several times, to pee or having an attack of hypoglycemia or just due to temperature issues. i also wake up VERY early every morning and wind up going to sleep in the afternoon if possible. my sleeping is thoroughly messed up right now but i dont know if its diabetes linked or just cos my life is a mess. lol.
Well the part about getting up to pee is diabetes, isn't it? I never had to do that until I started getting the symptoms and I really don't anymore since I started the insulin. It's probably a combination of things... which doesn't help, I know. Was it as bad before you were diagnosed?
 

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no, its less than before i was diagnosed (when i was peeing around the clock) but its still a little irregular because my diabetes isnt manages too well right now :( im hoping everything will all calm down when i have decent management of my insulin, etc.
 

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no, its less than before i was diagnosed (when i was peeing around the clock) but its still a little irregular because my diabetes isnt manages too well right now :( im hoping everything will all calm down when i have decent management of my insulin, etc.
When you get your glucose under control, you should be able to eliminate some of the trips to the bathroom. Frequent urination is one common symptom of diabetes. Drink and pee! :)
 

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Best advice I ever got was 'don't worry about'

For 20 years I have had the most horrific insomnia you could imagine and to compound matters let's add in some apnea as well.
This means I can rarely fall asleep and when I do the apnea wakes me up.

Every morning the pillow cases would be off, the sheets on the floor and I would be sweating. My wife says she would awaken to the sounds off a freight train (my snoring and gasping for breath)

I went to sleep clinics and they prescribed a CPAP machine. If I can't fall asleep without 8 pounds of pressure pouring down my throat, I'm not going to fall asleep with 8 pounds of pressure pouring down my throat.

I received incorrect advice whereas I could not take medication and be using the CPAP machine.

I was ready to put a bullet in my head.

They put me on 'roofies" - ever hear of the date rape drug? It's the only thing that knocked me out but only for an hour and a half.

So I started taking my buddies advice and stopped worrying about it. Watched some late night telly, played online poker, listened to the Doobie Brothers at 4:20 in the morning, whatever.

Strange thing is that ever since I was diagnosed with Diabetes, I have gotten a little better at sleeping. I have accepted my condition.

Maybe it has to do with the fact that I lost over 50 pounds in weight or all the exercise I do every day.

4 hours per night now is a lot better than what I was getting before.

BTW - I rarely get depressed and I do not allow stress into my life.
 

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When you get your glucose under control, you should be able to eliminate some of the trips to the bathroom. Frequent urination is one common symptom of diabetes. Drink and pee! :)
After about a month getting my glucose down and under control, the nightly bathroom trips almost totally stopped. My only problem with sleep is just "falling asleep" I usually sleep pretty good when I finally do fall asleep.

Has anybody tried ambian or lunesta? I tried ambian once but I didn't like the way it made me feel the next day. :yawn:
 

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I have used sleep aids, but didn't like how I felt the next day either. The "sleep aids" I DO use are ear plugs. I'm a very light sleeper, and the slightest noise disturbs me. For years now I've kept earplugs by the bed, and use them every night. They aren't so totally obstructive that I can't eventually hear the phone ringing, and if I'm still awake, I can hear if DH calls to me. But they block most moderate noises that would waken me from sleep. (too bad they don't block a 15# cat from jumping in the middle of my bed in the middle of the night!
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Falling asleep was always a problem for me, and the stress came because for many years I had to get up, appear on time, & function in the work force. It was only after retirement that my sleep issues subsided. As long as you have to get up & get moving, there's going to be pressure to get some sleep and stress if you can't.

The first thing I did upon retirement was throw out the clock. I go to bed when I feel drowsy, not when the clock says so. I don't keep a clock in the bedroom at all now, because if I DO waken in the night, I really don't need to know what time it is, and if it's beginning to get light in the east, then I know it's near to dawn, so I can either get up & get moving, or roll over & go back to sleep! :D I have also been on CPAP for several years now, and it has greatly improved the quality of my sleep.
 

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After about a month getting my glucose down and under control, the nightly bathroom trips almost totally stopped. My only problem with sleep is just "falling asleep" I usually sleep pretty good when I finally do fall asleep.

Has anybody tried ambian or lunesta? I tried ambian once but I didn't like the way it made me feel the next day. :yawn:
I have been on both. 10MG of Ambien pooped out after 2 months and 3MG of Lunesta wasn't strong enough for me. I take 30MG of Restoril. That works well, but I also take Sleep MD, 10MG of timed released Melatonin and Skullcap, Lemon Balm, Passion Flower and Valerian Root Complex. Sometimes I add some Benedryl if I still have trouble falling asleep. It takes alot to make me drowsy.:yawn:
 

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Jenny, when I was young and could actually get up OFF the floor once I got down there, I often slept on the floor. It's usually cooler there for one thing. There's nothing wrong with sleeping on the floor if that's where you're more comfortable.

I also take my diuretic meds at night because they work better when the body is horizontal.

We have to take our sleep when & where we can GET it, and insisting that an elevated traditional bed is the only proper place . . . well . . . :rolleyes:
 

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Jenny, when I was young and could actually get up OFF the floor once I got down there, I often slept on the floor. It's usually cooler there for one thing. There's nothing wrong with sleeping on the floor if that's where you're more comfortable.

I also take my diuretic meds at night because they work better when the body is horizontal.

We have to take our sleep when & where we can GET it, and insisting that an elevated traditional bed is the only proper place . . . well . . . :rolleyes:
Shanny, I can't get off of the floor either! I don't usually kneel down very low especially while shopping. I tried to get on my knees one try while shopping for a pair of earrings and it took 2 people to help me up!
It was embarrassing!:eek:
 

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Depression tends to come into the way of sleeping. Before sleeping one should empty his/her mind from the day's activities. This will enable you to have a good night rest.
 

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Depression tends to come into the way of sleeping. Before sleeping one should empty his/her mind from the day's activities. This will enable you to have a good night rest.
For me this is easier said than done. Do you have any techniques or suggestions?
 
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