My sleep schedule is ALL messed up. We live in Georgia (moved from West Coast in 2001) and husband claims I am still on California Time. I regularly go to bed between 2-3am and get up between 10-noon. I also try to have a 1-2hr nap after eating my lunch meal. Things were getting very messed up just before the time change and the TC has just made things worse. I am now getting to sleep around 4am and getting up at noon or later.
See? Currently it is quarter after 1am where I am at. What I need to do is begin my evening chores (clean litterboxes, feed cats, pick/up/put/away in the LR and Kitchen, load the dishwasher, have my evening snack and then head to bed earlier. I need to turn OFF the computer between 11-midnight and then I am sure I can get to bed earlier and get up earlier, too.
To resolve this, I plan on setting my alarm clock for 11am for a week, then the next week I'll set it for 10am and if that works well, I may try another week at 9am. I usually just work according to my internal clock, but something has really set it out-of-whack so I need to take drastic measures to get back in control.
Something that has always helped me if I wake and cannot fall back to sleep because I am just thinking/thinking/thinking is to get up and write down everything I am thinking about
. There is something about
writing down those spinning thoughts that is catharctic. By having them written down, I now have a hard copy and do not have to rely on my memory. Knowing they are on paper and will be waiting for me in the morning when I get up review them is enough relief to allow my brain to slow down and be able to shut down to allow me to fall asleep.
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC. No remission. No improvement with Remicade. 5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon. Dx changed to Crohn's. Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP. Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections. Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX. Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.