Journal #7775

Posted 7 years ago2012-05-07 02:23:48 UTC
UrbaNebula UrbaNebulaGoldSourcerer
I don't sleep. I'm sure I've mentioned this before. I usually get 4 hours sleep a night during the weekend, 6 or less during the week.

We have a 3 day weekend this week thanks to May day (No idea what the actual occasion is but an extra day off is aces in my book). Anyway, I decided last night to get an early night. Got about 10 hours sleep in total. Then I woke up.


I had the worst migraine I've ever had in my life. If you've ever experienced waking up with a headache, you know it sucks. However, take that pain, times it by 3 and add severe nausea. Whoo. Long story short, everything I put in, including painkillers, came flying back out at high speed.

Basically lost a day of my three day weekend while I slept it off. Woke up around 8pm in the end. So I managed to eat something, stayed up with the wife until she went to bed at midnight. It is now 4:30AM and I have been working on The Core since then. Not tired at all now having slept most of the day.

Just thought I'd share. :D


Commented 7 years ago2012-05-07 06:30:39 UTC Comment #43520
Well, at least that nausea forced you to get some proper sleep in. Now you are all rested and well :)
Commented 7 years ago2012-05-07 09:22:56 UTC Comment #43524
Well, I don't understand how you manage to survive with so little sleep in an average week, but I'm glad you're feeling better.
Commented 7 years ago2012-05-07 10:01:57 UTC Comment #43522
I've had a bad weekend too after I took a hand of flaxseeds. They are toxic in high quantities, but normally a hand of them won't do any harm. So nausea set it and at a point a sudden strike of extreme pain went through my head.
Also if I sleep less than 7 hours I can't do anything that implies intellectual effort efficiently.
I'm surely intrigued by how you manage with so little sleep...
Commented 7 years ago2012-05-07 12:29:11 UTC Comment #43521
you should obviously be sleeping more, but the question is why are you sleeping so scarcely in the first place? insomnia? dicking about online? work?

If it's insomnia, i would definitley recommend adding some exercise in your routine somewhere, just 30 minutes of some good cardio at least and some simple low-impact muscle training (i personally like pushups/situps and simple yoga.

i find if i do this once or twice a day everyday, i feel, work, and SLEEP much better.

Striker: never knew that about flax seeds holy crap!
Commented 7 years ago2012-05-07 14:07:39 UTC Comment #43523
Yeah they contain some toxic compounds, according to wikipedia: "neurotoxic cyanogen glycosides and immunosuppressive cyclic nonapeptides".
I've read somewhere though that scientists have tested for these effects on humans with a 60g portion and nothing happend, so I suppose only on special occasions or if you consume a rather big portion of flaxseeds you'd get intoxicated.

I use them for the Omega-3 oil and as a natural laxative from time to time.
Commented 7 years ago2012-05-07 18:19:14 UTC Comment #43518
Ooo, just had a similar exp, had to work at 7 in the morning, so came home after and slept all day and then stayed up all night. Really through off my schedule. Didn't get sick though.

I'll usually get 4-6 hrs a few nights and then finally get 8-10 one night. People say you don't make up for lost sleep but my body sure as hell wants extra sleep after missing out on so much.
Commented 7 years ago2012-05-07 19:32:20 UTC Comment #43519
Occasionally I sleep upwards of 18 hours a day. I think the reason is I have an addiction to dreams or something. I seem to go through a cycle of having vivid dreams, then no dreams. The times when I have no dreams I don't sleep anywhere near that long.

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