All About Sleep
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Are you getting enough sleep?
While sleep is absolutely crucial for all people and lack of sleep is linked to a number of chronic health problems (heart disease, risk of stroke, and depression to name a few), the CDC reports that more than a third of adults in the United States still do not get enough rest. For people with diabetes, sleep (and lack thereof) can directly affect blood sugar levels and overall physical and mental health and well-being.
Here, you’ll find resources and personal stories from our community related to sleep and the importance of prioritizing a good nighttime routine. Take note of some tips and tricks for getting the best out of every night of rest. Diabetes requires extra attention and often results in sleep lost, but with good preparation and habits, tackling each night can be easier you think!
Sam Talbot’s Tips, Tricks + Snack Suggestions for Better SleepSam Talbot talks about the importance of sleep and its correlation to T1D, as well as his go-to snacks for getting the best rest.MORE
T1D, Sleep + AnxietyDave reflects on his support system and the other tools that help him cope with any anxiety he experiences surrounding his type 1 diabetes.MORE
A Parent’s Worry with T1DAmy and her son share a bond in the fact that they both have type 1. She talks about the challenges that bond brings, especially when it comes to issues with sleep.MORE
Sleep Away: Sleeping + Diabetes in CollegeMakaila talks about going away to school for the first time and how the transition specifically affected her type 1 diabetes and sleep routine.MORE
A Lifetime of Sleeping With Diabetes TechLala shares her take on spending much of her life sleeping with diabetes technology and how she deals with it when it gets in the way of her rest.MORE
Love + Lost SleepLisa talks about what it means to love someone with type 1 diabetes and the ways her sleep in particular has at times been impacted by anxiety about her husband Matt's condition.MORE