I will leave the definition of lack of sleep up to you. If you do improve with lack of sleep a brief description of what improves will be interesting. It does'nt matter if you are/are'nt taking anything to get to sleep. Thank you and goodnight.
I think that less sleep might occasionally make me feel slightly better, but it's not a huge difference. Too much sleep is more likely to make me feel a bit worse, but again, just a minor effect, and hard to distinguish from other factors.
I do want to point out that correlation could mean that whatever makes your symptoms better or worse also makes you sleep longer/shorter the night before. We'd need someone who has a strong correlation who can intentionally influence their sleep duration to figure out which is cause and which is effect.
I can't give a correct answer to this one,
because...if I have lack of sleep one night, I might feel better the next day, as I have seen others comment on other threads.
But to me, that seemes to be simply the "happy wired feeling" I usually gets when I overdo things. So the "punishment " will come later.
But I've seen people react both ways, so it's an interesting poll
Treeman brings up another complicating factor: quality of sleep. Five hours of high-quality sleep might be better for some than ten hours of low-quality sleep. I haven't noticed a correlation between quality of sleep and my ME symptoms. I might typically wake up four or five times during the night, falling asleep again reasonably quickly. Nights when I wake up fewer times or more times don't seem to make a difference. Neither does time of going to bed. Getting our of bed later than normal might give me a headache, but I don't think it affects my ME significantly.
I’m not quite certain how to answer this poll, because I am female and a lack of sleep definitely makes it much worse, but also getting a ton of sleep doesn’t improve it at all. I kind of have a spot where I just kind of plateau I guess and that’s basically my best, which is still not good, but that’s where I end up if I sleep a ton. If I get lack of sleep, the plateau becomes a steep decline cliff.
Until I started tracking my heart rate variability I didn't realize how much a bad nights sleep ended up affecting me the next day but now I understand that my flares can be caused by too many nights of bad sleep.
I didn't vote since lack of sleep making things much worse wasn't an option.
I think it's pretty clear that you really would profit from the addition of an option for LACK OF SLEEP MAKES ME WORSE .... here are 6 votes that couldn't be entered because your poll left out a crucial 3rd option, which means whatever information you derive from it will be incomplete, and therefore probably inaccurate.