Saturday, July 23, 2011

Naps are good

So I bet you are wondering why. First I need to explain what my symptons are so you can relate to what I am saying. I am only using the SS symptons since the others share the same symptons.

Sjögren's syndrome is a systemic disease, and its symptoms are felt throughout the entire body. Picture is from

Okay so what does this all mean.

My symptoms are:

  • a dry, gritty or burning sensation in the eyes
  • dry mouth
  • difficulty talking, chewing or swallowing
  • a sore or cracked tongue
  • dry or burning throat
  • dry or peeling lips
  • a change in taste or smell
  • increased dental decay
  • joint pain
  • vaginal and skin dryness
  • digestive problems
  • dry nose
  • fatigue
  • brain fog

So I bet you are still asking where am I going with this. Sleep is important to me for many reasons.

Because of my dry eye's if I don't have them closed for more than 5 hours they become very dry and I can't see out of them. For those of you who wear contacts/glasses it is like when you 1st take them out/off. Even the eyes drops I use to keep them wet don't help.

When I don't get enough sleep my brain fog is more pronounced. Last night I slept 5 hours and yesterday I didn't take a nap. Because I didn't get enough sleep I can't remember simple and big things. Like if I took my pills today or even filled the slot in the pillbox. So now if I don't get my medicine I become sick and if I take too much I get sick.

Fatigue and joint/muscle pain become more prominent when I don't get enough sleep. When this happens I just sit around and read since everything else is too much effort. I really do need to clean house once in a while :)

So see sleep is good. Think I'll go take a nap.

“Sometimes the most productive thing one can do is to sleep.” - Author Unknown


  1. I was reading a book on Sunday and ended up taking a 2 1/2 hour nap. Sleep when you need to.. The kids are not home anymore.

    1. Oh I love naps and now sleeping in with not alarm just waking up naturally. Amazing.