An investigation of different type of sugars and REM sleep
- Hypoglycemic Sugar foods
- Hyperglycemic Sugar foods
- Phone or other technology
Evidence- The steps for hypoglycemic sugar was about 60 more each trial then hyperglycemic sugar. The average of hypoglycemic sugar was 134.9 and the average of hyperglycemic sugar was 36.9. The difference in the number of steps is 98 steps.
Reasoning- The main reason why hypoglycemic sugar had a greater affect on the body was because of the aches that the test subject were getting in there stomach. This caused the data to become inaccurate because it gave hypoglycemic sugar an extra boost in the number of steps. They would move more in the sleep because of the pain causing the app to track more steps, making the data inaccurate.
2. Set alarm for 8 hours of sleep
3. Use app that tracks movement
4. Set under pillow and sleep
5. Wake up and check movement
6. Record into journal
Hypoglycemic (also known as hypoglycemia) is called low blood glucose or low blood sugar. It happens when your blood glucose drops below normal levels. Hypoglycemia can happen unexpectedly. It is mild but it can be treated by drinking or eating something that has high levels of glucose in it. If it isn’t treated, hypoglycemia can cause confusion, clumsiness, or fainting. Severe hypoglycemia can lead to seizures, coma, or sometimes even death.
Dizziness or light-headedness
Sometimes, hypoglycemia can happen when you sleep.
Crying out or having nightmares
Finding damp pajamas or bed sheets from perspiration (sweating)
Feeling tired, irritable, or confused when you wake up
What causes hypoglycemia?
People with diabetes who take certain glucose-lowering medication may be at risk for hypoglycemia for a variety of reason:
Eating meals or snacks that are too small, delayed or skip
Taking too much insulin or other blood-glucose-lowering medications
Increasing exercise or physical activity
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends people who have hypoglycemia to carry 15-20 grams of sugary items on them at ALL TIMES. An item like Insta-Glucose is a great item to carry because it’s easy to use and it is really dependable on. Also, they recommend to eat hyperglycemic foods because it can also help cure hypoglycemia and we basically eat them everyday. Some foods are more effective than others. Some foods are lettuce, tomatoes, nuts, etc. Hypoglycemic foods are tasty and great to eat. They easily help cure hypoglycemia. The foods are put into groups by how effective they are and they are compared by percentages of affectivity. This is the same with hyperglycemic foods and hyperglycemia which is basically the opposite of the hypoglycemia.
Hyperglycemia is the term used for high blood glucose (blood sugar). High blood glucose happens when the body has too little insulin and or when the body can’t use insulin properly.
Things that cause hyperglycemia:
If you have Type 1 diabetes, you may not have given yourself enough insulin
If you have Type 2 diabetes, your body may have enough insulin but it might not be as effective as it should be
You ate more than planned or exercised less than planned
You have stress from illness, such as the cold or flu
You may have other stress, such as family conflicts or school or dating problems
You may have experienced the dawn phenomenon (a surge of hormones that the body produces daily around 4:00 a.m. or 5:00 a.m.)
High blood glucose
High levels of sugar in the urine
If hyperglycemia goes untreated, then it will become a serious problem. A condition called ketoacidosis (diabetic coma) could occur. When your body breaks down fats, waste products called ketones are produced and your body will try to get rid of them through urination. Since the body can’t release all of them at once, it will start to build up in your blood which ends up leading to ketoacidosis.
Shortness of breath
Breath that smells fruity
Nausea and vomiting
Very dry mouth
"Hypoglycemia Facts." Hypoglycemia Facts. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.
"Hyperglycemia (High Blood Glucose)." American Diabetes Association. N.p., n.d. Web.29 Sept. 2014.
Control- The type of food
Constants- Food, amount of sleep, and all tests will be done on people