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Sleep, Sleep, and More Sleep

Since I learned to sleep in around age 10, I have been sleeping late every weekend and any day I can.  I am such a night owl, and Cushing's made that even worse.  When you have Cushing's, the excess cortisol production throws off your circadian rhythm and your body gets confused and doesn't know when it's time to sleep and time to be awake.  Most people with Cushing's get their best sleep between 7am and 3pm, and I fell right into that schedule a few years ago.  Now, I have to get up at some point before 3pm most days, but I will stay up until 1 or 2am, even if I'm exhausted and want to sleep before that.  On weekends, I go to sleep around 2am, and sleep until noon.  During the week, I have a hard time sleeping because I'm worried about waking up on time or sleeping through my alarm.

Do you have a hard time sleeping?  Are you the kind of person who only needs a few hours of sleep or do you like to get at least 8 hours a night?

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