How to organize your sleep during Ramadan (especially in the last ten nights)

On 02 April 2022 by Droobi

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Unless you’re working full time, it may be hard to set up a sleeping schedule you’re used to. A lack of food and energy in the day might encourage midday napping and staying up late, which we know isn’t ideal for someone living with diabetes. Napping in a fasted state can put someone at higher risk of having undetected hypoglycemia. 

 

Naturally, your sleeping and waking times will adjust, but the key is to make sure there is no change that is so significant that is stopping you from sleeping for 7-8 hours. 

 

Here are some examples of adjustments to your schedule that would be recommended:

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As you can see, your waking hours only need to adjust by 1-2 hours. 

 

Here are tips for getting good sleep during Ramadan:

 

  • Check your caffeine intake. Having too much coffee, tea, and dessert can keep you up at night. And yes, desserts with chocolate have caffeine. 

  • Sleep and wake up at the same time, it will help your body establish a pattern and stick to it

  • Avoid screen time at least 45 minutes before going to bed

  • Getting enough physical activity during the day through walking and exercise can help you sleep better at night