Do you think our dreams are influenced by our blood glucose levels? After the past few days I am leaning toward “yes”.
A few days ago I had a very disturbing dream about a friend of mine. She was in trouble but she was hiding it from me and everyone else and I spent most of the dream trying to find her and make her tell me what was happening. When I finally woke up, I noticed that I had been high (200ish) for the past few hours.
I started thinking about it, and I feel like most of my disturbing dreams come from times when my blood glucose is on the high side.
Last night was a different story! I recently began using an upgraded version of a database that I use all the time for work. In my dream, one of the administrators of the database was giving a presentation on the new functions.
In the middle of her presentation, she started slurring her words and generally not making any sense. After a few seconds of awkwardness, she explained that she was diabetic and she needed to take a minute to have some sugar to raise her blood sugar. She passed her speech to someone else who continued her presentation. I’ve never had contact with her in person, and I don’t know any of her coworkers so I don’t know how I created these characters.
Once she sat down, I reached into my bag and took out a tube of glucose tabs. I cleared my throat and motioned the tabs toward her to indicate that I could share. She told me she didn’t want any and that she would be fine.
In the dream-like fuzziness of sleep, I think I started to wake up a few minutes later. The two reasons I would wake up before my alarm goes off are 1) the cats or 2) hypoglycemia.
And really, with the receiver right next to my head, why did I not hear any of the alarms?! Look at how long I was low!!
So have you noticed that your dreams are related to your blood sugar, or is it just me?