Most people without IBD don't realize that a lot of sleeping and eating quirks come with Crohn's disease. But those of us with the illness can relate to the strange eating and sleeping schedules we follow. Here are some of mine: I need a TON of sleep. Even with 10 hours, which I try to get every night, I'm always exhausted — and often need naps, too. Because I'm fortunate to work part-time from home as a writer, most days I can nap as I need to. The exhaustion comes on suddenly and without warning. There's no use in even trying to keep myself awake.