I was just thinking about ways to make myself feel a little bit better and as I said in my last post I think a weeks worth of sleep is really what I need. I don’t sleep well and it’s been proven that people with chronic pain feel worse when they don’t get a proper sleep. There is a definite connection between pain and sleep. So I think the number one thing that I can do for myself that might help this horrible Crohn’s flare is get some sleep. A lot of it!
The other thing that I was thinking of was to change some of the things I drink and eat. Ok, well I can’t change much about what I eat. I can’t eat a lot of solid foods because I don’t digest them well and feel worse after eating … so for the most part – mush it is. Ok no I don’t eat mush … but I probably have a heck of a lot more soft easy to digest foods that most people do. Rice, soup, broths, apple sauce, cottage cheese, yogurt and chicken are the main things that I eat. Yummy huh.
I have noticed that I’ve been drinking a lot of coffee lately. Probably because I’m so chronically tired that I feel the need to get more caffeine in my system to wake myself up. I think I’m going to drink more green tea instead. Perhaps I’ll get some organic matcha. This is one of the best forms of green tea that you can drink. It’s full of antioxidants, and like all green teas it’s caffeine free.
I wouldn’t doubt that I’ll feel a bit better, if not a lot better, if I start getting some good sleep and perhaps stop drinking things with caffeine in them.
Yep, I think I’m going to start doing all of this today. I’m going to finish what I’m currently doing and go to bed. That will be a few hours earlier than it has been normally!
What a great start if I can do it.
Wish me luck!