Posted by BobG (220.127.116.11) on October 31, 2000 at 19:46:43:
In Reply to: bob...do they know why? (nt) posted by sonya on October 30, 2000 at 22:36:40:
I don't know if anyone knows why. I can only speak for myself. If I get over-hungry or over-tired a cluster won't be far behind. Messing with the circadian clock and getting the normal sleep schedule out-of-whack will cause eating habits to change. I may eat at odd intervals or even go 24 hours without eating. The more I'm in an abnormal sleep pattern the worse it gets or if I get in an abnormal eating schedule the worse it gets. The whole thing kinda feeds on itself. The faster I get my internal clock re-set with each shift change the less chance of triggering a cluster.
It's like the cluster that wakes you in the middle of the night. You become afraid of going back to sleep because you know it will trigger another attack. But, the more you stay awake to avoid an attack the more tired you get and then the more tired you get the more likely an attack will start.
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