I suffer from sever Narcolepsy so keeping a sleep diary is not only pointless for me personally but will also add extra stress on to my normal none existent sleep pattern.
My illness isn't a sleep disorder, it is a brain disorder characterised by sleep disorders and a lack of non-REM sleep due to the brains inability to produce enough hypocretin.
It is incurable and I have to just try my best to maintain some sort of routine where possible. I have attempted to keep a sleep diary many times before but when I am likely to fall asleep up to 6 or more times during the day and then wake up during the night about 2 or 3 times... I spend the moments I have awake trying to be as active as possible although sometimes failing, I am not about to start spending that time attempting to write a sleep journal only to find myself falling asleep whilst writing it.
I want to improve my sleeping habits for sure, and really try to get more of a routine going, I just moved to the other side of the world and the climate and time change is taking me a while to adjust to. But as for this part of the sleep challenge, I am going to have to decline because it's just not going to be of any help for me. I can see how for many people it would be very useful though. Good luck to the rest of you!!! Happy Sleeps ;)
- 2/12/2013 5:44:12 PM