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The Universe is (Independently) Contracting Again

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Aug. 29th, 2004 | 05:50 am
mood: curiouscurious
music: Barenaked Ladies - One Week

Hello, I'm back.

That week-long contract was pretty intense. I'd forgotten how much I love what I do for a living, I do, aww but boy does trying to adhere to a regular sleep schedule throw me out of whack.

Thursday and Friday were the roughest, as the work combined with other responsibilities I have chosen for myself kept me busy for those two days straight, with no time for sleeping. Friday night I finally slept, and did not wake until last night, some 18 or 19 hours later.

Which brings up the question: was I in whack to begin with? Is it whack, or wack? Should I seek treatment for a "sleep disorder"? Or just stick with the make-my-own-schedule independent-contractor sort of plan I've followed for most of my professional life? Um, as if that were a plan rather than the Universe's reaction to me.

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from: kai_
date: Aug. 31st, 2004 08:42 am (UTC)

Well, if you think you may have sleep apnea, by all means go get tested (I know $$ can be an issue on that though). It can be life-threatening. My father and my aunt both have it, and my aunt didn't find out until she had a near-fatal car wreck that occurred because she fell asleep at the wheel due to the disorder.

Furthermore, it causes brain damage.

Some people just have different circardian rhythms. I am one of them. My mother worked 2nd and 3rd shifts when she was pregnant with me, and I blame that. My most restful sleep occurs between 2 am and 9 or 10 am. I can seriously cut back on the hours I need when I'm on that kind of schedule... I can function on about 6 hours whereas on a "normal" schedule, I need closer to 10.

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