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Sleep Habits

How well do you sleep at night? What are your tricks to help you sleep better?

  1. I make sure the room is as dark as possible, no TV and listen to stories or meditation from my phone.

    1. I don't sleep well. I fall asleep but wake up a lot

    2. , I know you're not the only community member that struggles to stay asleep. It's a frustrating issue, as it can be a challenge to force yourself to stay asleep, so what is a person to do?? Some of the common sleep tips shared in articles like this one -- https://lupus.net/living/better-sleep can help, but I know it can still be a struggle to get quality sleep each night.


      Best, Erin, Lupus.net Team Member.

  2. I find that I can't sleep at times. I am guilty of staying up late being on my cellphone or my MAC when I can't catch my sleep.

    1. , I can deeply relate to this... I have a lot of trouble sleeping and I get bored lying in bed...so I take out my phone...which just makes the sleeplessness worse. It's a vicious cycle that can be hard to break! One of our patient leaders also wrote this article about her struggle with "bedtime procrastination" not exactly the same, but still relatable to me: https://lupus.net/living/revenge-bedtime-procrastination. I hope there's some comfort in knowing that you are not alone!
      Gabby (team member)

    2. I used to be the same way especially when I as on steroids. Insomnia was my best friend. I've had to put my phone out of sight and my computer in another room. I have even just laid in the dark until I drifted off. I can definitely relate to using those devices to try and help though. ~Racquel~ lupus.net team member

  3. Not very well. Sometimes cannot get to sleep and other times cannot stay asleep.

    1. , I'm sorry. Does anything help when you are dealing with those sleepless nights?


      Best, Erin, Lupus.net Team Member.

  4. I have to say that over the years I have tried just about everything. The more tired I get the more it triggers a flare which involves so many mouth ulcers I can't count (amongst others things).......great for weight loss but not much else.

    1. , Uhg I'm so sorry for all the pain and discomfort you have been experiencing. Managing sleep issues can be difficult because it can exacerbate all the other symptoms you are already dealing with. We hear you. You're not alone!
      Gabby (team member)

    2. yes the lack of sleep can really weigh heavy on our bodies. I’m sorry you deal with that. I’m holding space for you to get some rest to minimize those flares. ~Racquel ~ lupus.net team member

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