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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.
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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  3. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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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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