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Monday, November 5, 2007

Tired Much?

When I was younger, I used to stay up late from time to time working on school projects. A few times I ended up reaching the point where I was extremely disoriented because of the lack of sleep. I remember going to bed early one night at around 9 p.m. The previous night I had only managed to get 4 hours of sleep, and I usually need much more. So after going to bed, I awoke at a little after 10pm, and at that point I was so out of it I couldn't comprehend the numbers on my digital clock. So I figured it was time to get ready to start a new day. When I got back from the bathroom, I was a little more alert, and realized that I could go back to sleep. Hurray...

I was once working on solving a math problem when I was really tired. I fell asleep thinking about it. Then I woke up and went to ask for some math help. But I was still in a major daze, because they couldn't understand a word I was saying. I said, "Fine, I'll write it down." I did, but they still couldn't get it. So I said, "I guess I should go to sleep." The next day, I found the slip of paper. It was math gibberish. It said something like, "If X such that X < Y < local level..." Local level?? What the heck is that?

I've sometimes reached the point where I'm so tired that even after a "normal" night's sleep, I would wake up to a sort of nausea headache that I've only ever experienced as a symptom of deficient sleep. I remember some high school classmates had told me they'd had similar experiences.

It's funny. When you go for a long time without sleep, finally getting to rest feels great. But when you get enough rest for days at a time, I think end up taking it for granted a little.

Not tonight. Tonight I'm gonna catch some major Z's!!

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