I admit it’s an odd question but I was just wondering if everyone usually poops in the morning but if there are people who poop in the afternoon or early evening I wonder if they sleep better at night.
I seem to be stuck in a pattern where I will poop at around 7am most days but by the time nighttime comes my bowels are full and I usually wake at like 2am feeling constipated and don’t sleep well the rest of the night.
I wonder if I can retrain my bowels to go in the afternoon or early evening so that I will sleep better at night. If I sleep well my anxiety symptoms and inflammation are way better the next day.
Seems to make a lot of sense in my case. I can check the difference with my Fitbit to see if I will average more hours of sleep over a months time. I can take Miralax and more dietary fiber to stimulate my bowels during afternoons to help establish a new (and hopefully better) pattern.
Btw Here is a graph I made with Acal (the tracking app I am working on)… It’s a histogram of bm events vs military time for the past couple of months. (I have to fix the title which should read “bm vs t.o.d.”)
I averaged close to 7hrs sleep a night in January which is better than usual but I can compare my data next month once I train a new bowel time.