Lupus and Accupunture: Has it helped you?
In an earlier post, I talked about some of the habits I do to stay healthy, and (knock on wood) flare-free with lupus. Some are just smart moves in general - tweaks in lifestyle (less stress), diet (whole foods), and exercise regimens (at least 10 min daily) come fairly easily, since most of the world agrees they are paramount for overall health and wellness. But one accommodation I've made is still a challenge - and that's my daily nap.
Don't get me wrong - I no longer go kicking and screaming to my bedroom, lamenting the fact that I'm probably the only person in the whole stinking world who has to nap in order to function. (When the hyperboles come out, you know I'm exhausted.) And I no longer look at the time of my nap as productivity lost, like I used to. Rather, I see it as productivity gained, because of how refreshed and renewed I am when I awaken. But still... it's a daily nap, that interrupts every afternoon of every day. And I would love to get rid of it.