Hi My Friends,
This might sound like a silly question but, I wonder if different sleeping patterns play a role in our disease activity. I know that we need a certain amount of sleep to feel better, but do the ones of you who sleep more at night vs the ones who sleep better in the day feel any different?
I have always been a night owl even as a kid. I just like to stay up late and sleep in when I can. Even when I worked during the day and had to be at work early in the mornings I couldn't make myself go to bed early.
When I was younger I did have one job that I worked from midnight till 8am and loved the hours, although, I hated the job. When I was in the Air Force I worked rotating shifts. Day shift for 4 days, evening shift for 4 days and nights for 4 days, then off for 4 days. That really messes with sleep patterns!
After getting out of the AF I worked all day jobs, except for one until I was no longer able to work in 1998, so I didn't get the proper amount of sleep during those years. Now I work part-time, but don't have to be at work till around 4 or 5pm most days..thank goodness!!
I have been having sleeping problems lately so I have no pattern right now, but overall, I seem to sleep better during the early morning and day and feel better when I do. For some reason when I sleep at night I don't feel as well rested as I do when I sleep during the day.
Ok, thats enough about me. Let's hear your stories!
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