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Type 1 and trouble sleeping?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by novoguy, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. novoguy

    novoguy Type 1 · Active Member

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    Ha everybody, Happy new year to you all. I have a question, sleeping I have found that I have so much trouble sleeping I would be lucky to get 4 hours a night I am so over it I took 3 sleeping tablets last night never made any difference, dose anyone else suffer this and can it be linked to my t1 diabetes. Any thoughts would be welcome.
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Hiya, type 1 shouldn't have any impact if your BG is well controlled, it's really a question for your GP, I am guessing that because your on medication that you have already tried them ?

    I personally find that for a good night's sleep the following helps:

    Stop using phones/ipad at least 2 hours before bed, the light affects the brain so keeps you awake longer.
    Eat at least 3 hours before, so food is digested.
    No alcohol.
    Take a bath before bed, relaxes you ;)
     
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