Since everyone says that going to bed early is healthy, I have often tried to go to sleep by 10 or 11 pm waking up at 7 am. But when I do this I have agitated dreams, sweat a lot during the night and wake up feeling particularly brain fogged, cold and tired. If I then eat breakfast, that's the last straw and I really feel weak and sick for the rest of the day, falling asleep again in the afternoon. On the other hand when I fall asleep by 2-3 am and wake up at 11 am - noon, I feel better. At least my dreams are serene, I don't sweat so much, I don't feel so spacey and I don't need to sleep in the afternoon. And indeed after midnight is when I feel the most "productive", in that I can read more than what I can tolerate in the morning or reply to email or listen to music (when I'm foggy and weak even listening to music excerbates my symptoms as I have sound intolerance and feel a shock anytime I hear loud sounds or noise) I have tried to fight against it by going to sleep earlier but always felt worse. I'm seconding my sleep pattern now and don't feel all the symptoms associated with sleeping, hard time waking up from profound sleeping, night dehydration and forning severe fogginess. Any idea why is it so? Is there are anything I can read about sleeping patterns and CFS and what works for you?