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I sleep for then I am

0 2 years ago

I am sure this does not come as a surprise to you but I can not get a good night sleep since I became `The Tick` (or more appropriately The Lyme)

I have had Lyme disease since 2015. Somehow I believe I am slowly recovering, and thanks to a lovely lady who talk me into it, a few weeks ago I decided I could handle an experiment. She has been reading about autophagy, and how intermittent fasting can increase it. Autophagy (according to her) is a natural, cellular process of detoxification and renewal – and it increases our stamina. Maybe it could help you eliminate your afternoon fatigue – She said. The only thing I could think at that moment was… Great! I will be tired and hungry.

I decided to humour her (honestly I don’t know what she sees in me). I finished dinner by 6 pm, had matcha tea blended with ghee for breakfast (sounds awful, but it was ok), and waited till 11 am for lunch. Well, this backfired on me big time. My blood sugar plummeted, and Lyme insomnia came back with a vengeance (oh did I have her on my `prays` that day).

I felt terrible for two weeks. This little relapse reminded me how debilitating and horrible Lyme insomnia is. Not only is it awful not to be able to sleep, but lack of sleep ruins the next day as well. I know you Lymies know what I mean! The lying awake while exhausted, the anxiety, the gruesome nightmares…what a mess.

I believe insomnia is one of the most crippling symptoms of Lyme disease. Once we start sleeping, we start healing. Needless to say, I will think twice before listening to her great Tik Tok ideas.

I managed to put my sleep cycle back in order over the course of two weeks. Now I am back to sleeping my usual 8 hours a night (except on the weekends where I watch movies until my eyeballs come out). When I sleep this much, day by day I feel better.

I guess this is the part of the article when you would expect some sort of YODA like wisdom about how you can improve your sleeping habits, but guess what… I have non. The only thing I can tell you is that the brain is habit-based. Whatever we practice enough eventually becomes a habit and sticks.

Find whatever you believe works for you and stick to it, and for god`s sake, do not listen to anybody else telling you their revolutionary, innovative, disruptive, Wizzard worthy methods. (it is mostly BS)

Thank you for reading this, well… If you got to this part you might be as crazy as I am so, thank you for sharing it.

By the way! If you don`t share it you will catch insomnia ;0)

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