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5/28/2006 11:43:00 PM

Sleep – a concept?

This has been one of those weekends for work….went out Fri night, came in after 3, woke up around 9. Went out Sat night, came in something to 5 am. Realized there was a problem, started working on the problem at around 5. Didn’t stop until after noon. I mustve gotten something like an hour and a half of sleep. Tried to sleep at 2, phone woke me up after 20 minutes. Couldn’t go back to sleep. Have another hour or so of work at midnight tonight.

2 weeks ago at the Mobay band lyme, worked the Fri morning from 12 am to about 6 am, was up by around 10. Didn’t go to sleep til the Sat morning, after the sun rise, even then it mustve been 45 or so minutes. The next night I got my required 6 hours.

Doctors recommend 8 hours of sleep. I don’t need so much, I need around 6 most of the time. Yet I know ppl who go off 3 – 4 hours of sleep every night, others that regularly bleach and have very little side effects. And I know others for whom 10 hours of sleep isn’t enough.

My sleep habits are a little weird. Ive been told I have insomnia but not the typical type. I don’t have problems going to sleep, I have problems staying asleep. No matter how tired I may be, the later I go to sleep, the earlier I will wake up. And more times than not I will not be able to go back to sleep.

Ive had some serious all-work-no-sleep episodes. 11 pm – 8 am doing upgrades. 2:30 am – 1 pm working on some problem. While sick I might add. 9 pm – 7 am, again problem related, to wake up by 10 to go in to work. And in all these cases I get home dog tired and still sleep less than my required 6 hours.

I listen to some of my friends who talk about unable to party two nights in a row, cause they ‘mash up’ afterwards. I guess this is where the ‘Digicel experience’ has somewhat trained me for this sort of thing. The thing is, even though I don’t suffer physically from extended periods without sleep, there’s psychological after-effects. I become antisocial (more than normal anyway), short tempered, kind of grumpy, and lazy to think about anything too tough.

Right now id love nothing more than to go to bed and get some sleep. Im tired. And the earlier I get to sleep, the longer I’ll sleep. But work is at 12…I hope it doesn’t go on too long tonight, as the later I go to sleep, the earlier I’ll wake up.

Blogger The Seeker did sey...

Funny how you should post this just i was thinking along the same lines with regards to myself. I am able to go off 5 hrs sleep, But I am finfding the need to sleep more and more of a hinderance of late. There are times I envy those who are able to live off 3 or less hours of sleep.

Mon May 29, 12:15:00 AM 2006 

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Blogger bassChocolate did sey...

Bwoy I really feel for you. I personally struggle with less than 7 hours sleep, so to go thru what you're going thru would be torture. I'm not a 'pills' kinda guy, but is that an option?

Tue May 30, 08:03:00 AM 2006 

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Blogger D did sey...

Im not a pills man myself. Only take them when I absolutely have to.

Tue May 30, 05:18:00 PM 2006 

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Blogger laroper18 did sey...

Hush! I love my sleep and get kinda peeved when I can't get it! My problems have improved though- I don't take forevever to fall asleep as before, and I can SOMETIMES fall back asleep after someone/something wakes me up!

Good luck.

Tue May 30, 06:59:00 PM 2006 

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Thu Apr 26, 06:53:00 AM 2007 

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Blogger Ashok did sey...

Sleep makes the mind and body fresh. The beginning for all the problems in the body is lack of sleep. If a person does not have proper sleep, then there is some problem with his mind or body. Sleep apnea is basically a condition that affects most people causing them to stop breathing for around 10-20 seconds as they sleep. It is curable by taking proper medical treatments and using proper medical devices.

Mon Jun 28, 02:25:00 AM 2010 

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