I must confess I slept for a while yesterday

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I've reported quite often over the last week about my sleep schedule. I have slept an average of 2 hours per night over the last week with the exception of my most recent sleep. Yesterday I managed to sleep 12 hours. On Monday I went to bed at 7am after being up for about 19 hours. I woke up at 8:30 am, and felt ready to start my day. It was an odd feeling as if my body has somehow adjusted to needing only 1.5 hrs of sleep a night. I ended up staying awake for 20 hours and going to bed at 4:30 am on Tuesday. Kelly had warned me that if I woke up again after less than 4 hours of sleep, I had to promise to go right back to sleep. I was actually shooting for 5 hours of sleep.

When I woke up I saw the sun up and the clock said 4 something (didn't have my glasses on). I was immediately frustrated as I still felt very tired and noticed that I had only slept a few minutes. I was suspicious at the sun being up at this time, and went to the bathroom to not only handle my business but to also see if I could spot the sun. When I got there I was stunned to see the sun in about the 4 pm position. It's likely the first night I've slept for 12 hours since the rationalresponders.com website was started. The most odd part of the day was the fact that I actually felt more tired than the previous day when I only had 1.5 hours of sleep.

Anyway, I know many are aware of our very intense drive, and sleepless nights, I thought I should balance some of those stories out with one night that I got more sleep than most.

P.S. I like the idea of updating you guys via my blog. I will try to start doing more of them.

- Brian Sapient


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Statistics

 

Statistics indicate that people with unusual sleeping patterns tend to die. True story.

 

It's amazing that your brain still works on such meager amounts of sleep. When I stay up for even one all-nighter, I find that I quickly lose the ability to type coherent sentences. You must have some kind of autopilot working for you.

 

I guess I'll go sleep, since you won't.

 

A place common to all will be maintained by none. A religion common to all is perhaps not much different.

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Archeopteryx wrote: It's

Archeopteryx wrote:

It's amazing that your brain still works on such meager amounts of sleep. When I stay up for even one all-nighter, I find that I quickly lose the ability to type coherent sentences. You must have some kind of autopilot working for you.

I find that my determination to complete a given task consumes me to the point that I am unable to sleep unless I complete my task. Sometimes, I lay down in an attempt to go to sleep and find myself contemplating work for 15 minutes, then I just get up and go back to work.

I find it ironic that my first night of long sleep came on the heels of getting our youtube account back up. Almost as if my body subconsciously knew that I had accomplished a big part of my goal, and that it was ok to step away from my desk for a little longer than usual.

- Brian Sapient


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