When Your Student Has Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis
How Does Ulcerative Colitis Interfere With Your Sleep?
Go to Sleep, Stomach: How to Sleep Better if You Have Ulcerative Colitis
About one-third of adults in the United States don’t get enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — and for people who are dealing with the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, nodding off can be extra challenging. At one point, Jordan Wilson, a My Take Ulcerative Colitis contributor, found himself running to the bathroom as many as seven times a night.
After getting a J-pouch four years ago, Wilson sleeps easier; still, he has to wake up at least once a night to use the restroom. What helps him: Eating dinner well before going to bed. “I watch what I eat or eat lighter at night,” he says. “Or, it sounds counterintuitive, but sometimes I’ll actually stay up later if I ate late.” That way he can use the bathroom right before lying down for the night — and then hope to get a solid four to five hours of sleep without disturbances.
For Laura Steiner, another My Take Ulcerative Colitis contributor, falling asleep can be trickier than sleeping through the night. When she has trouble nodding off, she tries to relax in bed. “I get the heating pad out if I need to, maybe take some deep breaths and do some guided meditation, listen to some good music that’s relaxing, read a book,” she says. “And generally that helps me fall asleep a little bit faster — especially compared to playing on my phone,” she adds.
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