I'm a bit more of a night owl, I've always had difficulty getting up before 7:00 am, regardless of bedtime. (Even when healthy, I needed 9 hrs to feel good, but could manage w/8 for 5 days if I got to sleep in on the weekends)
Going to sleep before 10 is impossible for me, but 10:30 or 11 seems to work better.
Unless I'm having a run of insomnia, then I have severely messed up sleep for 2-3 weeks before I can get back to normal. I either get the can't-go-to-sleep or the can't-stay-asleep insomnias -- sometimes together -- usually followed by the can't-wake-up mornings where it's totally physically impossible to move till noon or later.
If the sleep issues could be reliably addressed, and not be affected by stress, prednisone, disease, other drugs, or anything -- then I believe we'd all feel much better, and many of our flares could be avoided or minimized.
Just my $.02,
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
SLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome ,SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1
Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Cellcept, Prednisone, Xanax, Trazodone, Fosamax, Wellbrutrin SR, Valtrex
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