5 Eye-Opening Causes of Insomnia

How to stabilize your blood sugar levels to improve your sleep. 

Section 1: Stabilizing Blood Sugar Levels

To stabilize your blood sugar levels, it is important to eat something every three hours. This will help prevent drops in blood sugar levels and reduce stress on the adrenal glands. Eating a protein source with good fats before bed can also help stabilize blood sugar levels and improve sleep quality. Avoid eating high-carbohydrate foods before bedtime, as they can cause a spike in blood sugar levels, followed by a crash a few hours later.

Section 2: Reactive Hypoglycemia

Reactive hypoglycemia is a common condition that occurs when blood sugar levels drop too low after consuming high-carbohydrate foods. This can cause waking up in the middle of the night and difficulty getting back to sleep. To prevent this, it is important to eat a protein and fat source before bed to stabilize blood sugar levels.

This happens a lot, unfortunately. “Hangry” equals hungry and angry. I used to be like that when I ate oatmeal for breakfast – and I was surprised why I was hungry 1 hour later! Don’t make my mistakes! Eat protein and healthy fats for breakfast!

Section 3: The Role of Adrenal Glands

The most common reason for waking up early and not being able to get back to sleep is related to blood sugar levels. The adrenal glands, which sit on top of the kidneys, produce cortisol and adrenaline, which are hormones that help raise blood sugar levels. If you are not stabilizing your blood sugar throughout the day, your adrenal glands will produce more cortisol and adrenaline to raise your blood sugar. This can cause a roller coaster effect on your blood sugar levels, which can lead to poor sleep.

Section 4: Adrenaline and Cortisol

If you wake up in the middle of the night due to low blood sugar levels, eating something with protein and fat can help stabilize blood sugar levels and improve sleep quality. Adrenaline and cortisol can cause nausea, but taking small bites of food can help alleviate this symptom.

Section 5: Inflammation and Blood Sugar Levels

Inflammation can cause adrenal glands to work overtime, leading to poor sleep quality. It is important to address inflammation to improve sleep quality and overall health.

Stabilizing blood sugar levels is crucial for improving sleep quality. Eating something every three hours, consuming a protein and fat source before bed, and avoiding high-carbohydrate foods before bedtime can help stabilize blood sugar levels. If you are experiencing poor sleep quality, it is important to address the root cause, which may be related to inflammation or other health issues.