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Sleepless nights

Took the herbal sleeping draught and managed to sleep from 10.30 to 1 pm then could not get back to sleep at all so took the advice of others who had posted and got up and did the ironing and then tidied up the spare room until 4am.  Slept fitfully from 4 to 5 and then wide awake again.  So in all 3 1/2 hrs. Funnily enough I don't feel any more tired than the nights I stay in bed trying to sleep but I am still hoping for a snooze this afternoon.  60 mg Pred does mess up your system. I still have an ESR of 117 (down from 143) so I guess it will be a slow process!  Thanks to everyone for their help and comments

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You're welcome! As you say, just as well to do something constructive rather than toss and turn getting more frustrated. 

Plus, you don't need to feel guilty about a sleep in the day, 'cause you've already done the jobs that need doing!  Best not do the hoovering though - you may get complaints from the rest of the household! Unless you live on your own, and then you can do what you like when you like! 

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I find I do not sleep more than about an hour at a time often less than that. I find the occassional glass of cognac helps, but I am sure your herbal draught is much healthier!  I go to sleep watching TV in the evening too. I do have some quite dark patches under my eyes I notice. My ESR started at 128 and has never been down to normal, it is 52 at the moment, no one seems very worried about it though. 

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