Hey Tu, long time no see! I have a question and I was hoping someone could give me some advice.
I have always had trouble waking up in the morning if I am low or have gone low late in the night. I will wake up several hours later than normal and sometimes just to roll over and fall back asleep, even if I went to bed early that night. Eventually I groggily wake up and test and see that my BG is low. I am hypo-unaware and don't feel any low symptoms when I am awake.
A few weeks ago I went to bed with a normal bloodsugar. I woke up very, very late and with a low BG that had been with me most of the night (I'm able to tell when the low started with my Dexcom). I was HOURS late for work. I was scared and pretty upset.
Since then, I've had a number of episodes like this. I am not sure how I can wake myself up when I am low. I have become terrified of being low at night and missing work- I am afraid of going to sleep with any bloodsugar under 250. Sometimes I will just chug orange juice right before bed "just in case", regardless of my number. When I do this it helps, but also my number is super high in the morning instead!
Now, I have an alarm clock, several in fact. They are useless if I am low. I have the dexcom alarm..but I will not wake up to that if I am low. I have an assistance dog that responds to lows during the day, but she can't seem to wake me while I'm low either. It seems like when I am sleeping and go low, I become completely non responsive to stimulus. I'm not sure what causes me to wake up in the end, actually.
Anyone have any other ideas or solutions? I live alone, but I don't want to go back to living with other people.