Sleep issues

May Mic

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Type of diabetes
Type 2
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Diet only
I am not sleeping well at all. I keep a routine, bed at the same time... watch liquids after dinner, no eating after dinner, exercising in the day time, dark room, all the things they suggest except the social media, I do turn the brightness to minimum though.

Sleep is an issue with older adults, I understand ( I'm 70).

Does lack of good sleep affect weight loss? Glucose levels? Immunity?

Any words of advice for me?
 

lessci

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Try Magnesium Glycinate at bedtime. I've never had a problem getting to sleep, but staying there can be a problem, I can tell when I've forgotten to take mine, awake 3 or 4 times through the night, rather than the once (to pee :) )
 
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LivingLightly

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Poor sleep can certainly contribute to raised blood glucose levels.

Do you find it hard to fall asleep when you first turn in for the night? I used to lie awake in bed until I adopted the same, non-negotiable bedtime every night. I see you go to bed at the same time and that's good, but it may take a while for your body's circadian rhythm to reset as a result. Keeping to a nightly routine is the single factor which has helped me the most to get a good night's shut-eye.

If waking during the night, for no obvious reason, is the chief problem, this may be closely connected with your diabetes and changes in blood glucose levels. It sounds like a catch-22 situation, but if you can bring your blood glucose down by reducing your carbohydrate intake during the day, you may well suffer fewer sleep disturbances.
 
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May Mic

Well-Known Member
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Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Diet only
Poor sleep can certainly contribute to raised blood glucose levels.

Do you find it hard to fall asleep when you first turn in for the night? I used to lie awake in bed until I adopted the same, non-negotiable bedtime every night. I see you go to bed at the same time and that's good, but it may take a while for your body's circadian rhythm to reset as a result. Keeping to a nightly routine is the single factor which has helped me the most to get a good night's shut-eye.

If waking during the night, for no obvious reason, is the chief problem, this may be closely connected with your diabetes and changes in blood glucose levels. It sounds like a catch-22 situation, but if you can bring your blood glucose down by reducing your carbohydrate intake during the day, you may well suffer fewer sleep disturbances.
I have been in the same routine for a long time. I very often wake at 1:30 for no reason. Sometimes sweating. I wonder if it would do any good to do a glucose check at that time just to see? I often have trouble getting back to sleep and can be awake for up to two hours. Frankly, I am getting tired of it.

My next step is cutting back on social media an hour before going to bed.
 

May Mic

Well-Known Member
Messages
75
Type of diabetes
Type 2
Treatment type
Diet only
Try Magnesium Glycinate at bedtime. I've never had a problem getting to sleep, but staying there can be a problem, I can tell when I've forgotten to take mine, awake 3 or 4 times through the night, rather than the once (to pee :) )
I checked with my pharmacist, unfortunately it is not an option for me. We discussed melatonin instead so I'll give it a try.
 

paxs

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Type of diabetes
Type 2
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Tablets (oral)
I'd love to know what has worked for people, I have a lot of issues with getting to and staying asleep and been that way for years now. Ive sleep apena which is now mostly controlled and that has helped Before I was getting maybe an hour to hour and half at a time, now Im managing about 4 hours. However once I do wake up I cant get abck to sleep for another 2 or 3 hours. As you might guess 4 hours a night is slowly killing me, any suggestions would be appreciated. Im a 55 year old type 2 diabetic and would love to resolve this. I need some energy so I can start deling with other issues, exercise etc.