Just curious if anyone has ever noticed an elevation in BG after a "bad" dream? Some Type 1s, me for one, are prone to bad dreams. Last night, by chance, I awoke at 3:15 am and noticed my cgm was 121. That was fine for me. Back to sleep and awoke at 4:30 am in a bad dream. cgm was 139. Now, I know that is also prime time for the dawn phenomena but am now wondering if a dream that is stressful, and perhaps elevates your heart rate, could also impact BG. Or is that crazy thinking? I don't think the actual dream matters but I was (cutting lots of detail) running around a train station parking lot trying to find my car that someone else had parked because I had gotten on the train and found I left my ticket in the car. The train was going further and turning around to come back to the station and I had minutes to find my car and ticket. I was in a panic because I could not find it and the train was returning in minutes. Oh, and I was to give a talk at the destination. I awoke at that point.
I have had some much worse dreams than that but never tested my bg afterwords. My meter is often higher than the cgm so the meter was 169 when the cgm was 139 after the dream. don't know the before meter reading.
Stress does tend to increase my BG, Anyone else ever think about this?