Posted in the Eczema Forum
#1 Nov 24, 2012
Hi people, I wrote an article on my blog (link below) that correlates the circadian rhythm and eczema.
Background info about me:
I'm a 21 year old male, and out of the blue last year I suddenly developed CHRONIC eczema. It has baffled everyone as eczema which starts in adulthood is rare, even more so when its chronic. I had no problems with eczema what so ever as a kid, but the last 18 months have been a real test for me. When I say chronic, my whole body is effected and not in minor ways, I had to be prescribed a prednisolone course 4 times in the last 18 months as well as very topical corticosteroids continuosly As a result my skin looks unsightly from the eczema and the use of the creams.
I nearly got hospitalized a few weeks ago because my whole body took an immense battering from one night from a very bad outbreak.
However I come with a message of potential hope. I have correlated my bad eczema with an erratic sleeping pattern, which in turn upsets my circadian rhythm which is responsible for releasing a whole bunch of chemicals and hormones in your body that are responsible for maintaining health.
Research shows that the time of day you go to sleep is also incredibly important, because if you to sleep after 2am, some hormones like cortisol get produced in vastly lower quantities. Cortisol helps reduce inflammation.
I'm currently doing a 3 week experiment with sleeping at proper times and will update you on my progress, if I have any, to see if there is any validity to this.
Meanwhile, I wrote an article on my blog that you might find interesting, its about the circadian rhythm and eczema. I also collected excerpts from other websites that the effects of an imbalanced circadian rhythm and how this could cause eczema.
Link to my blog:
Hopefully this might offer some hope to people. Any questions please ask.
P.s. my blog is just a personal one, not gaining anything from it, just my opinions and ramblings 
#2 Jan 14, 2013
I find this post interesting, because DSPS runs in my family, and so does eczema. The only person out of my parents and two sisters who are not at all effected by eczema is also the only one who has normal sleeping patterns.
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