I’ve been on Prednisone for a few weeks now and it has drastically reduced my sleep. I find it difficult to settle down and am staying up later.
I will sleep for two hours, battle insomnia for two hours, and then sleep for a few hours more. No matter what, my internal rooster crows before six!
How am I surviving? I take power naps, 10-15 minutes at a time, throughout the day. But the most important thing I do is to stop completely on Sunday. After church, I put on exercising pants, a tee-shirt and go to bed.
I may not sleep, but I don’t work. I will eat lunch & dinner in bed and spend the hours reading or watching TV. (The rest of the family are engrossed in ball games.)
Since I’ve made the habit of resting on Sunday, I’ve found I have an incredible amount of energy on Monday.
I’m guarding my health and extending my life as instructed in today’s verse.
Jeremiah 17:21, “If you value your lives, don’t do any work on the Sabbath…”