So Friday night I went to bed about 12:30 p.m. after watching late night TV. It was weird as I usually wake up every hour on the hour. Like at, 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 and 6 and 7 and then sleep solid until 9 and then get up. Well I laid down next to hubs and all of a sudden the light was streaming in the windows. It was 6:30 and I had not moved in 6 hours. I mean not moved. I had also had really weird rem dreams which is unusual for me. Well isn't this great 6 straight hours of uninterrupted sleep, but hold on now I can't move. My right hand is frozen stiff as I did not force it flat under something every hour and my left hip is on fire. I actually started to cry when I forced myself to move. This woke hubs for about 10 seconds. He asked me if I wanted some kind of pain relief and I said no as I did not want an upset stomach. I then let the throbbing subside and went back to sleep until about 11. Big mistake.
I woke with a migraine and tried to pretend that it would go away. It was a hell of a day and I ended up having a melt down with Hub's who sent me back to bed. Actually I lay in a dark cool room with my eyes close for 3 hours and that helped. We went to a movie Saturday evening . I really should have stayed home with my eyes closed.
Sunday was a little better, but I still left church early to go home and sit in the dark. The weekend was shot.
So my dilemma. Sleep or no sleep? Wake up continually and move or wake up unable to move?
Isn't life grand?
I am better today. Need to learn from this experience. Obviously sleeping too much triggers a migraine. Damn and I love being able to sleep in and I realize that 9 is late for most of you, but I am a night owl. I have lived for the day when I did not have to get up and take a kid somewhere. People with RA are generally light sleepers and are better morning sleepers so I do not feel bad about this.
Have a great and productive day!