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Posted 13 August 2004 - 08:15 PM
I was wondering, has keeping a consistent sleep pattern made a significant impact on your health after you were diagnosed? Staying up late is practically a lifestyle for college students (I must sound like I'm making a justification for myself!).
I have heard that as people get older, they need less sleep. It probably varies from person to person, but are sleep patterns essential to overall sleeping health?
I'm a bit of a night owl (it's 12:18 and I'm wide awake--a quality of mine when I'm healthy).
Thanks a lot!!!!
Posted 13 August 2004 - 08:57 PM
I do know, if you don't get enough sleep.. it weakens your immune system. I don't know if it matters when you go to bed though. I think it's more important to just try to get to bed around the same time, and get enough of it! 8 hours seems to be the magic number I hear.. could be wrong there.
So.. getting enough sleep, is important to health. Though not entirely sure about sleep patterns.. or what you mean by that, lol sorry.
Posted 13 August 2004 - 10:34 PM
I've discovered a different fact about older people and sleep: As they get older their sleep quality is often disturbed by pain, stress and snoring mates. So although they need the same 8 hours as younger people, they don't get as much sleep. Then they try to use caffeine (which can cause headaches if you decrease your daily dose ) or sugary foods (which can cause weight gain when you eat for fatigue rather than hunger) or bright lights late in the evening (which really mess up your melatonin and sleep/wake cycles) to keep themselves alert when they are exhausted. So not only are older people more tired due to lack of sleep, but they have all those other pesky symptoms like headaches, overweight and more insomnia which doctors explain by "you're just getting older". Please remind me again why we depend so much on doctors' opinions.
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Posted 16 September 2004 - 10:17 PM
I'm 21 too, and tired 24 hours a day. Thanks for replying!! It's 2:16 am in Pennsylvania and I'm still typing a paper! Tomorrow I will feel like a truck hit me.
Posted 17 September 2004 - 03:48 PM
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Posted 20 September 2004 - 04:07 PM
I'm not sure...I just had my iron checked, and it's 12.5 I have no idea what's going on, but I've found that if I regulate my sleep patterns more closely, it works. I admire you for being able to go to bed at 10 pm---I'm actually more awake at night and exhausted during the day! Any thoughts?
Posted 07 April 2005 - 07:30 PM
~ Hi all my celiac cyberspace friends!
Since I was a kid I was up late, I was born at 1:00 am if that matters. My body clock seems to be set much different than most people.
I alway had a problem getting out of bed in the morning. I remember as a kid, and teen years, my dad would pull the covers off me, grab me by the ankles and pull me out of bed on to the floor to wake me up early mornings. As a teen, 20's, 30's and into my 40's now I'm up all night. I generally wake up around 10:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. It seemed I would wake up and get a second wind around 10 or 11:00 p.m. I would go out dancing all night and come home around 3:00 am. Or when I had a hubby I would go to bed when he did but would get up when he fell asleep and would go out to my home/studio. I'm an artist, and all and all creative soul that does my best work at night. Some times I'm up until 4.
I don't know if it was insomnia, because I would get 7 or 8 hours of sleep and I feel rested for the most part. I slept sound. I was just living on the USA east coast but my body clock was on west coast time. (giggle)
Even now with this illness I have tried to reset my body clock. It's so so so hard...
I have lived with celiac disease gluten-dairy free for 4-years and been okay until a major flare up and stress with my thyroid problem. Now sleep is a major issue. I have so many symptoms now and insomnia IS a problem.
I find that what does help me fall asleep. I take my little Italian dog GOOMBA for a walk for a mile or so in the evening around 11:00 pm. (The weather here is always beautiful.) I force myself to go to bed no later then 1 to 1:30 a.m. Then with dim lights or candles aromatherapy in the room or aromatherapy spray on the pillow bed sheets. I take a shower or bath with aromatherapy oils and read my Bible or a book if I'm not relaxed enough. I will relax with no outside stimulation. NO TV it makes me wired, a radio wakes me up and not even a alarm clock in the room. If I don't fall asleep after 15 minutes then I take something. Only since I've had this thyroid flare up on occasion have I had too, when I feel racy, my heart goes into palpitations or etc. I feel better in the morning and though out the day when I get deep sleep uninterrupted.
As I look back I wonder if when I break this routine (I started a few weeks ago) its the reason I feel really bad... Now as my thyroid is swinging between hyper to hypo I'm sleeping in the late afternoon early evening and feel like that cartoon where I'm dragging myself around by my collar.
I have always been an UP positive person alway on the go, I hate feeling depressed
My question is there any common thread between my sleep patterns and feeling so bad? Is it just my thyroid is killing me? Or I'm not getting better because of my thyroid problem and sleep?
Anyone out there on Celiac-cyberspace have any answers I welcome them?
Thanx and sleep well my friends!
Posted 17 April 2005 - 02:10 AM
Posted 17 April 2005 - 02:33 AM
Long Island, NY
Double DQ1, subtype 6
We urge all doctors to take time to listen to your patients.. don't "isolate" symptoms but look at the whole spectrum. If a patient tells you s/he feels as if s/he's falling apart and "nothing seems to be working properly", chances are s/he's right!
"The calm river of your life approaches the rocky chute of the rapids - flow on through. You are the same water. The rocks cannot hurt you. Remember, now and then, that you are the water and not the boat. Flow on!
Posted 17 April 2005 - 10:01 AM
My late-mom had the crickets in here ears. I remember as a kid she told me she had virtigo.
Have you tried a SOUND MACHINE to sleep with? You know it has sounds of the ocean, or city noise, or whatever soft noise in your comfort zone. I have a girlfriend that uses one to put her twin babies to sleep. My 84-year old daddyO sleeps with the radio playing. Sometimes it so loud I can hear it on the otherside of my home. He said for the same reason.
So.... thank you for remindiing me.... I've just added it to the Walmart shopping list, I'm going to check into it, and price them out. I'll get back to you on what I find.
Posted 17 April 2005 - 12:00 PM
What does not kill you makes you stronger.
Nobody cares about losers and quitters never win. If you fail with the cowards then what's the message you send?
Can't get it right, no matter what I do. Might as well be me and keep fu@$ing up for you. - Brian Thomas (Halloween, the greatest metal band ever!)
Ian Moore. Self diagnosed at 36 because the doctors were clueless.
Started low-carb diet early 2004, felt better but not totally gluten-free. Went 100% gluten-free early 2005 and life has never been better.
Posted 21 April 2005 - 10:45 PM
Sleep well my friend!
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