I hope this doesn't increase your sleep problems, but there may be a connection between insomnia and the onset of type two diabetes. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep here are a few things to try:
- Fight the urge to nap during the day, this can interfere with your nighttime slumber.
- Don't drink caffeinated beverages for several hours before bedtime. Although that one seems fairly obvious it is always worth mentioning.
- Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for several hours before bedtime. A whiskey before bed might sound like a good idea but although alcohol may initially act as a sedative, it can interrupt normal sleep patterns.
- Workout early in the day. Twenty to thirty minutes of exercise every day can help you sleep, but be sure to exercise in the morning or afternoon since exercise stimulates the body and aerobic activity before bedtime may make falling asleep more difficult.
- Have your iron levels checked since iron deficient women tend to have more problems sleeping.
So good night and sweet dreams.