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Middle of the night "episodes"

Diabetes/Endocrine System | Last Active: Jul 21, 2020 | Replies (29)

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@johnbishop

Hi @smoothiesuzy, I would like to add my welcome to Connect along with @hopeful33250 and others. Your description certainly sounds like low blood sugar even though it's not the case. Do you think it could be stress related? Sounds like you already have all the bases covered mentioned in this article.

Do You Bolt Awake at 3 a.m.? Low Blood Sugar Symptoms May Be to Blame
https://universityhealthnews.com/daily/diabetes/do-you-bolt-awake-at-3-a-m-low-blood-sugar-symptoms-may-be-to-blame/

I have no medical training or background but I do agree with Teresa that it may be a good idea to check with a sleep specialist just to rule out sleep apnea. I'm hoping others may have some better suggestions.

John

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@johnbishop Great article, John!

Thank you so much for posting this article, John! This sounds exactly like me! I’ve been wondering what the best way to change my diet would be…now I have something to try! Feeling hopeful 🙂

Hi John,.. the link you included here confirmed for me what I've recently found to help me the most.. I was waking up at 3:00 a.m. hungry and shaky, too.. Plus early wakeups were keeping me from getting enough rest.. felt all jittery inside and anxious.. So, I started having a boiled egg and Dave's Killer bread with sugar free jam for a bedtime snack.. Now I sleep through the night and wake up without those hateful jitters inside.. I also take 1 Benadryl every night before bed, but have been doing that for years just so I could get to sleep.. Now I feel so much better all day.. One other thing I have to do is ride the stationary bike for one or two miles every day.. That makes the legs feel much better, too.. Thanks for posting the link.. Very helpful information…