Tuesday, April 5, 2011
It is amazing how sleep influences my life. When it comes to my health, it is as close to a panacea as I have found. If I have eaten something new that causes a flare-up to start, I can usually crawl into bed and sleep off the ill effects so long as I didn't over do it. I rather like the fact that I can just use my bed as a medication, of sorts. As with most things in my life, though, sleep is also a very big indicator of where I am, in terms of health. Wanting more sleep is usually a very good indicator that my body is not doing too well. There have been times in the past where my body has been so worn down that I have slept for over 24 hours without waking. At some point in the past, I tried to just push myself through the sleep-craving. Inevitably, I would get worse to the point where only medication would help the situation. I now sleep when my body tells me I need to sleep.