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Lupus Facts: Insomnia is a B****! | Queen Quin
If you aren’t familiar with my Lupus journey, check out Living With Lupus Part 1 and Part 2. LUPUS FACT: Insomnia is a B****! One of the hardest things for me is developing a consistent sleep routine. Some nights I’m out by 9:00 pm, but most nights I’m forced to toss and turn for hours, praying for some kind of relief. If you know me, then you know I very much value my sleep. It’s literally my favorite thing to do, so imagine how frustrating it is that it’s also one of the most difficult things for me to do. Here’s what an average night is like for me: Restless Leg Syndrome No position is comfortable. I’m constantly shifting and moving around. I’m not sure how to explain the feeling but it’s UN-COM-FOR-TABLE! I guess it’s like my leg muscles are stuck in flex mode. Bending them is uncomfortable, straitening them is even more uncomfortable, and at that point, I’m out of options. I find myself in some weird positions seeking solace but to no avail. Eventually, it just goes away but with no warning or indication. My best bet is to wait it out. Unpredictable sleeping pattern Sometimes I’m...