I fell asleep by about 10pm and woke up at 7am with my alarm. I didn't toss and turn and I didn't wake up once.
That rarely happens. I usually wake up two or three times a night, every night. I stumble to the washroom at least once and I check my sugar once I've stumbled back to bed.
On those rare occasions when I sleep straight through the night I wake up with two thoughts in my head:
- yay, I caught up on a bit of sleep, and
- oh shit - my blood sugar must be through the roof.
I only ever sleep straight through when my sugar is high. I checked and, yup, it was 15.0.
Nights like that are such a mixed blessing. I really do feel rested in the morning and, surprisingly, I don't feel crappy from having been high for hours and from being really dehydrated. In fact, I feel so much more rested that I kinda, secretly, wish I could have more of those nights. And yet, as we all know, hanging out with numbers that high for hours on end is NOT a good thing and not something we should make a habit of.
It's a tricky little window. Normal blood sugar means I sleep lightly and wake up easily during the night. Higher (12-15) means a wonderfully sound sleep. Really high (16+) means an unsettled night of crazy nightmares that last until I can wrench myself from sleep and pump myself full of insulin.
I'm grateful those nightmares don't happy too often but ohhhhh, it's soooo nice to sleep through the night.