@Amos I have a tough time with appropriate self-care, too. And what’s worse is that when you’re all inflamed and suffering you’re not in you right mind so you’re even less able to advocate for yourself than you might otherwise.
Sleep is a huge issue for me. I hate going to bed (fear of missing out?) and when I get to bed I often have trouble calming my brain. I’m a big fan of meditation and mindfulness and I’ve recently supplemented those two Ms with another M: melatonin. It’s been a really big boost to getting me in the right frame for sleep.
I feel your ego struggle, I do. Admitting you need a bit more sleep might seem like giving in to your illness, but truly it’s just one more weapon in your arsenal to fight off the inflammation.