Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Do any of y'all have trouble sleeping? Yeah....rhetorical question. I KNOW that insomnia runs rampant among the sjoggie population. The Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation thought the issue important enough to create a patient information sheet on sleep.
I had real issues trying to get a good night's sleep last night and guess that I got all of about three hours. Which left me so foggy that I couldn't remember on which side of an envelop to stick the postage stamp. Honestly.
So I know that there's a few basic things that I need to do to weigh the odds in my favor of getting some quality shut-eye tonight, and one of the biggies for me is to completely avoid caffeine. Caffeine not only makes me wired, which actually I kind of like during the day but not so much at about two in the morning, and it also makes my restless leg symptoms flare in a major way. In years past when I found myself wide eyed in the early morning hours, I could pop a Benadryl tablet and be zonked within a half hour. But those days of allergy-medicine-induced sleep are over ever since my neuropathy and restless leg symptoms began because these drugs increase my symptoms.
Tonight, I think I'll draw a warm bath and dump in some epsom salts, then soak until my toes wrinkle. And then will turn off my computer and phone, put on some fluffy jammies, and will open up a good book.
Better do the trick. I'll keep y'all posted.