Insomnia

I suffer from periodic insomnia. I have not slept much for the past week or so. Perplexing part is though I am tired throughout the day I have had no symptoms of RA, i.e. pain and inflammation, stiffness in the morning. So last night I slept very well 6-7 hours of good restful sleep. Woke up this morning feeling like a bus ran over me. As of this writing it’s about 12 noon. Symptoms have dissipated. I have dealt with RA for 18 years now and I just don’t understand its, let’s say, randomness.

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  • jeannettevance1
    2 years ago

    It was very interesting to read your post. I have noticed the same thing. If I don’t sleep well my symptoms are a lot less. If I sleep good I’m in pain the next day. I was just diagnosed with RA after 3 months of the excruciating pain, so this is all new to me. It hit me like a ton of bricks. Prednisone helps but I can’t sleep on it. One day at a time, but it’s not easy!!

  • Sneed
    2 years ago

    It seems that the less you move while you’re “asleep” the more things stiffen up. At least that has been my experience.

  • Karen
    2 years ago

    I am the same way. If I toss and turn I do not get up with so much pain.
    But, if I sleep hard, I cannot move in the morning.
    I am at the point I am so tired that it is impossible to sleep.

  • Eebtool
    2 years ago

    A good nights sleep and a day with little to no pain, AWESOME!
    Hope you have many more!

  • kayjaybee13 author
    2 years ago

    Eebtool, if only they occurred simultaneously. It seems that never the twain shall meet.

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