The Dawn Effect is also known as the Dawn Phenomenon, which occurs in people, cat, and dogs living with diabetes. When you have diabetes, your body doesn’t release insulin to correct the early morning rise in blood sugar. It’s called the dawn phenomenon since it usually happens between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. Low blood sugar or hypoglycemia temporarily triggers brain-chemistry changes, which may cause strange dreams. When the blood sugar drops around 1 a.m. , the body releases fat as energy to treat the low blood sugar, and as a result, the blood sugar rises. It is important to treat lows as soon as possible. I stopped having low blood sugars when I received a new and improved insulin pump (670G and the Guardian Continuous Glucose Monitor). I don’t have as many weird dreams now, however, I still have a vivid and color imagination that influences my art.