1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2019 »
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Bed Time

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by moori, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. moori

    moori Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Just curious, how do you sleep with a pump? I find it in my way most of the night and keep on waking...
    Any ideas would be appreciated :)
     
  2. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,497
    Likes Received:
    1,049
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Mine is in a lycra belt (Amazon or JDF I think?) which keeps it out of my way but doesn't involve velcro!
     
  3. Kim Possible

    Kim Possible Type 1 · Expert

    Messages:
    6,624
    Likes Received:
    6,451
    Trophy Points:
    178
    I find it depends on where I put my pump.
    I assume you have a tubed pump.

    When I got mine, I was told, there is no need to do anything with it, it can just come to bed with you. I very quickly found out that was not the case - it always found its way underneath my boney hip.
    I purchased a pump belt and used that to hole the pump in place,
    My preference was to wrap the belt twice around my upper thigh rather than around my waist but trial and error should help you find what works best for you.

    After trying a few pump belts, I found the HidIn ones suited me best - they are the least bulky with no zips, velcro, etc.

    I have read of one guy who wears his PJ top inside out and puts the pump inside the top pocket. I guess this is an option to try if you wear full PJs.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,672
    Likes Received:
    3,350
    Trophy Points:
    198
    If my pump belt is in the wash then I sleep with it by my side. Else it is in my belt. I sleep on my stomach and the pump is inbetween my tummy and mattress. I can feel it but it doesn't really bother me. Luckily I sleep like a log :)
     
  5. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,739
    Likes Received:
    1,819
    Trophy Points:
    178
    If there is clothing on I would clip it on the front of my underwear....as opposed to the side as it sits during the day.....

    sometimes though I let it just sit loose in the bed, but I am now used it to it and i think my brain knows its there sub-consciously so doesn't effect sleep...
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  6. Maddie55

    Maddie55 Type 1 · Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Hi, l sleep in one of those soft bra's and my pump just fit's in the front. I hope that this helps.
     
  7. Clementine68

    Clementine68 Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    23
    I don't have a pump but this may be considered however I am toss and turn when in bed that's what is putting me off. How do other restless sleepers do?
     
  8. boxing

    boxing Type 2 · Active Member

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    43
    I normally tuck my pump under my pillow and don't even know it's there. I sometimes even charge it whilst I am sleeping I never toss and turn and just sleep on my left side .
     
  9. Maddie55

    Maddie55 Type 1 · Newbie

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    43
    I also toss and turn. Having the pump is the best thing l have done. You can use a insulin pump belt ect or l just wear one of those pull on bra's and put it down the front. Never had any problems. All the best if you decide to go on the pump. Life is definitely easier with one.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. Lizeard

    Lizeard Type 1 · Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    23
    I use a small soft camera case, day and night. I clip it through the tie holes on my pj bottoms at night, and through the belt loops on my jeans during the day, using a small dog clip (can’t think what it’s called). Easy to get into as well!
     
  11. Kim Possible

    Kim Possible Type 1 · Expert

    Messages:
    6,624
    Likes Received:
    6,451
    Trophy Points:
    178
    All of this thread is about what different people do with their pump when they are asleep.
    According to my partner, I am a restless sleeper and can confirm it is possible to find a solution for the pump.
    But we are all different shapes, sleep in different positions, have different pumps, etc.
    So the way to find what works for you is trial and error of the multiple suggestions on this thread.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. moori

    moori Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Thanks for your advice, i have the medronic 670, which is quite bulky.. ill try your suggestions about a belt...
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  13. hodders

    hodders Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    45
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Hi
    I have only recently had the privilege of being approved for a pump. Initially my main worry was sleeping with it. I am one of those people who thinks if they stay still for too long they will internally combust. According to my other half that seems to apply too during sleep. I did my research and like Helensarmy purchased a Hidin belt which you can wear any which way. Its great and I don't notice at all that I am wearing it
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook