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When you are sleeping and get a low blood sugar, are you most likely to wake up or sleep through it?
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Sleep through it
Odds are you will likely sleep though it, however you probably will wake up with a wet pillow from the sweating due to hypoglycemia and have high or highish glucose reading from the so called rebound phenomenon.
I suggest you talk with your physician if you experience hypoglycemia frequently regardless of timing. Good luck.

In brief: Sleep through it
Odds are you will likely sleep though it, however you probably will wake up with a wet pillow from the sweating due to hypoglycemia and have high or highish glucose reading from the so called rebound phenomenon.
I suggest you talk with your physician if you experience hypoglycemia frequently regardless of timing. Good luck.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Most likely you'll wake up with symptoms of profuse sweating, fast heartbeats, nightmare but there is a subset of people who can't feel low blood sugar (known as hypoglycemic unawareness) and could sleep through it.

In brief: Depends
Most likely you'll wake up with symptoms of profuse sweating, fast heartbeats, nightmare but there is a subset of people who can't feel low blood sugar (known as hypoglycemic unawareness) and could sleep through it.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
There is also an effect called Somogyi effect where your blood sugar goes low, you don't wake up, your body then counteracts that by releasing 4 different hormones that counteract insulin, thus raising your blood sugar and you end up with high blood sugar in the morning. This effect is counter-intuitive and confusing.
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