5 / 11 Get Enough Sleep
One of the most troublesome lupus symptoms is fatigue. It affects as many as 80 percent of people with the condition. “Lack of sleep can contribute to fatigue, and it’s also been linked to increased pain sensitivity,” Ghaw says. Lupus-related fatigue has also been linked to a lack of exercise, another concern. Get at least seven hours of sleep every night and allow time for rest during the day. You might even want to take a short nap when possible, but don’t spend all day in bed. Once you’ve slept a healthy number of hours, get up and get moving.