I never know which way is better: getting up early or sleeping in late.
When I get up early, I tend to be more productive. I have a cup of coffee, take my pills on time, and manage to get some cleaning and writing done. However, by 2 p.m. I'm exhausted and in lots of pain. Jon comes home at 5 p.m. It's so hard to function after that time. Plus, I NEVER manage to fall asleep before the early morning hours. Annie goes into total zombie mode haha.
When I get up late, I'm not productive at all. I am sloth-like and stay in bed until at least 1 p.m. I usually don't bother to eat until supper time. This seems to put a delay on the feeling deathly, and it can be pushed back until about 8 p.m., so I can have a little bit of non-cranky time with Jon. However, I'm always less likely to work at night. It seems like the wrong time to be working and I just can't find inspiration.
I wish I could say that I could get up early and nap in the middle of the day, but for some reason, sleep is elusive at that time of day.
Do others with chronic illnesses face a similar problem? Have you or your doctors come up with any good ideas? Are you on a stable routine or do you just sleep when your body will allow it?
I'd love to have some weigh-in on this topic :).