One of the downsides of taking Prednisone is its disruption to sleep. Since I’ve been on it, I wake up between 1:00am and 3:00am every night, unable to get back to sleep, despite every effort to do so (deep breaths, counting slowly backwards from 100, clearing my mind of any thoughts, etc.) I wind up losing the battle and either lying in the dark thinking about problems at work or home that need addressing, or grabbing my phone and perusing blogs, Tumblr, and other sites to entertain me in silence. Sometimes, I just get out of bed altogether, but that tends to rouse the dogs (who sleep in bed with us) , which threatens to disrupt my husbands sleep, too. So I err on the side of caution and stay put, passing the time as quietly and motionless as possible. I’m sure if I had access to my files at work, I’d probably take advantage of this extra wake time to try to get ahead on a few things. It’s probably a blessing in disguise that I don’t. Mostly, I’m frustrated that I can’t either go back to sleep or make better use of this time.
On the plus side, I don’t currently struggle to wake up at 4:50am (my standard alarm time) to get ready for work. It’s a flimsy silver lining, but it’ll have to do.