Because I Got High.
About two months ago, I woke up at around 3 am after a terrible nightmare. The dream was graphic and felt so real that it took me several seconds to realize it didn't actually happen. (I dreamt that I had run over my own cat in the driveway and was holding its twisted and bleeding body. Horrendous dream, and I woke up crying.)
Once I was fully awake, I tested my blood sugar and saw "291 mg/dl" on the screen. Holy middle-of-the-night high. I dialed in a correction bolus and went back to sleep. I didn't think anything of the nightmare correlation until last night.
I dreamt that my husband was murdered by the guy who lived next door to me growing up. It was a horrible dream!!! I heard the gunshot in my mind, felt the heat of panic, and the tears on my face were hot and real. I woke up with a start and reached for Chris, who was safe and asleep next to me.
The clock read 4 am.
The meter read 354 mg/dl.
(The reason for this high was unknown, but it was a gross, sweaters on the teeth kind of high that made me want to pee and brush my teeth at the same damn time.)
I don't usually have nightmares, and I find it odd that the nightmares I remember most clearly corrrelate very neatly with a blood sugar issue. Normally, my dreams slip away from me once I've been awake for a few minutes, and I rarely remember the entirety of them. But this nightmare, I can still taste. It was terrifyingly clear.
I have heard about low blood sugars causing nighmares, but has anyone heard of highs doing the same thing?