Sleep….. Why have you forsaken me?

Sleep….. Something many of us really enjoy doing. It’s a good way to pass the time if you are bored. It is how our body refuels itself for the next day. It’s just plain good for us. In fact most doctors will tell you that you need at least 8 hours of GOOD sleep. Good sleep is a whole new ballgame. I’m going to make a generalization here and say that most people with Lupus or Fibromyalgia or many other illnesses have trouble with sleep.  We as a population are the ones who probably need it the most.  Lack of sleep can cause so many problems for all of us. It can cause difficulty sleeping, errors at the workplace. And just plain make you feel like crap.

It seems to me like my insomnia comes in waves. I do really well for awhile and am sleeping at night like a normal person. And then BAM something hits and throws me totally off.  Like for the last two weeks. It is usually 3 in the morning before I can finally go to sleep, and then I only sleep for a few short hours.  It seems like being sick with the flu is what triggered this episode. But it is so frustrating when you just lay there and look at the ceiling and can’t go to sleep.  Lately I have tried everything to sleep. You name it I’ve tried it. Hot baths, soothing music. Something has to change especially if I am going to go back to work soon. I will need that sleep.  So my goal for today is to research methods to help you sleep without taking a sleeping pill. So be watching for that post with tips and tricks to make sleeping easier.  Now it’s time for me to take a nap.  #lifeofalupie

~Amber

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