I remember when the exhaustion was so pervasive. I had a mental flashback to the lowest days of my ME/CFS years when even holding a glass of water was beyond my strength and the brain fog was so thick that I couldn’t remember my thoughts for more then a moment or two. It was long days of running on total empty.
It wasn’t until I understood the role that sleep deprivation was playing in my struggle with ME/CFS that I began to improve. We dissected everything about my nights in order to improve my sleep – Comfort, light, sound, timing and medication. We tweaked and tweaked. When we finally got it right, I was getting about 6 hours of solid, uninterrupted sleep every night.
So yesterday I tweaked a few things in my current sleep environment and I finally slept for 7 hours last night. Even my active brain couldn’t keep my body from finally getting some needed rest. This morning I felt a little more energy and gratitude for the hard earned lessons of my past.
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Be Well Again,