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Cushing's Awareness Challenge - Day 13 - SLEEP

When you have Cushing's Disease, your entire diurnal rhythm gets flipped.   Today, after 3 surgeries, no more cortisol, and many nights later, I still don't sleep at night.  Today, for example, I went to sleep around 4 or 5am, and slept the day away, only to wake up around dinner time.  I have the luxury of sleeping whenever I can for the rest of my medical leave, except for appointments, which I try to schedule in the late afternoon.

As much as I have tried to stay up and get back on a more normal schedule, I can never do it.  I end up sleeping just for a few short hours before work, and "catching up" on weekends by sleeping 14 hrs at a time, which I have heard over and over again is not going to help.

Do you have any suggestions for me?  I go back to work in less than 3 weeks!


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