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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/29/2009 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
How important is getting enough sleep?
lacking rest can cause a flare up but does the perfect body clock help you remain in remission?

I had my first flare up because I had an awful diet, I was too physically active with my job, gym, and college life and I wasn't getting enough sleep... those things put together plus my genetic curse with the disease got it out!
although I believe that if you have UC it's a good thing since your body is telling you that something is wrong instead of say waiting until a cancer occurs instead and you not finding out until your chances of living are over 50%...

again, sleep is crucial... right? blush

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 3/29/2009 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
When I get good consistent sleep like 7-8 hours a night for a good while, it helps my symptoms a ton. For me a perfect body clock doesn't seem like it would help as much as consistent sleep, but maybe that is just because I cannot stick to a sleep schedule.
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 498
   Posted 3/29/2009 3:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes you are right. You must have a good sleep. It helps in remission. Even though when one is flaring it is difficult to sleep, but still one can take some muscle relaxants and try to sleep after a good shower. At least the days I could have a good sleep, I would bleed less.
So Good night and have sweet dreams
45 years Male
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
on Combiflam, Multivitamins and restricted diet.
Tried Sallaki/Turmeric/Homoepathy/Allopathy/Chinese/Unani/Ayuvedic/Yoga before going for surgery
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