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Lack of sleep

Smiley Jo

TRIBE Member
I figure this is a pretty good place to ask about this topic, considering there are probably alot of us that don't get as much sleep as we should.

Does anyone know about the physical/mental issues related to long term sleep deprivation? Like, not just pulling an all nighter on occasion, but getting very little sleep on a regular basis.

I'm aware of the obvious, such as you'll be tired and cranky etc. but while you sleep, your body repairs itself, no?? So when you don't get enough, what are the first things that'll be affected?

If anyone has any info on this, i'd appreciate it.
It's for a friend.... ;)

Joanna
 

BreakzBroad

TRIBE Member
well she/he will definitly be getting sick soon. I just went through that. I was sick for like 3weeks with bronchial pneumonia (of course still went out on fri. and sat. ;)). It's ruff. get plenty of rest! :D

*jen*
 

PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
-lowered immune system
-short term memory problems
-attention problems
-hormone problems, mainly thyroidal, and reduced ability to deal with insulin

Pretty well has wide-ranging effects...those are off the top of my head...

Lots of people blame drugs for those problems, but the link is indirect, through the drug(s) fucking with your circadian rhythms.
 

-Mercury-

TRIBE Member
Well, I just lost my job. For violating the attendance policy at work. You can chalk it up to sleep depravation/depression. It seems as I've gotten older (26), my body just can't do what it used to. That is being in to work at 6:50am every day after just a few hours sleep a night.

It seems the first few days of the week, I can do it, (must be the adrenoline) but come thurs/fri, my body just won't respond.

So I make it to work at 7:45am this morning, only to be told to turn around and go home, I've been fired. :(

It's not over yet, as I have a union (uaw), but who knows.

FUCK.
 

PosTMOd

Well-Known TRIBEr
Also, you can't just "catch up" on losing sleep one night by sleeping more the next. Get 6 hours of sleep one night, in order to get back to normal, you need a total of an extra 5 hours of extra sleep or so.

What this means is that long-term sleep dep takes a month of 8 hour nights of good sleep for you to get back to normal.

Of course, there are ways to get around this, involving bright lights at the right time, and doses of melatonin... PROPERLY TIMED.

I can fuck with my patterns every weekend, and they are back to normal by tuesday...
 
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Smiley Jo

TRIBE Member
Thanks for the info Timo.
I didn't know it took so long for people to catch up... :(

It screws with your metabolism too, doesn't it?
Was that the whole thyroid thing you mentioned?

Joanna
 

BreakzBroad

TRIBE Member
And if u get sick, *tropical noni* i swear its a miracle.:D It's a polynesian fruit blend or something. It's like 50$ a bottle tho. Has anyone else ever heard of this b4???

*jen*
 

g0nz0

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by breakz_btch
And if u get sick, *tropical noni* i swear its a miracle.:D It's a polynesian fruit blend or something. It's like 50$ a bottle tho. Has anyone else ever heard of this b4???

*jen*
ya my friends moms swwears by this stuff! never tried it, i couldnt see my self spending 50$ on a bottle of something that i just couldnt catcha buzz from...

cheers,
z0-
 

Finch

TRIBE Member
There are plenty of other things sleep deprivation does to you that disrupts your normal life patterns.

Underactive Thyroid emisions causes many problems as well - including; reduced apitite, lack of energy, moodyness, lowered libido, depression and all sorts.

When I'm tired, I just stimulate my Adrenaline Control Module, by pressing a button on the side of my face - and flood my veins with sweet adrenaline.

Wakes me up real quick.

Finch.
 
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statira

TRIBE Member
i get major migranes if i don't get enough sleep, and i can't take ephedrine, i don't like how i feel when i take it, i get all jittery. I hate taking drugs just so i can function in the morning but thats usually the case, i haven't been sick much lately, try taking vitE everyday, my mom swears by that, she says she hasn't got sick for over a year.

ang:)
 

mcbee

TRIBE Member
I can't handle lack of sleep like i used to.

i 'm so tired in the evenings, i have to go to bed around 11ish.
and i'm finding that after a week of work, i have no desire to go out both saturday and friday nites...all i want do is chill at home and relax. i feel more refreshed and relaxed during the days on the weekend cuz of it, instead of feeling like ass.

however, i feel like i'm still lacking something. i've had a massive headache, on and off for like 3 weeks now.
i wish i could get rid of it!!!

:)sarah
 

atomic

TRIBE Member
funny, I just finished reading an article in the star on sleep deprivation. here's what they say suffers:

-focus
-short-term memory
-creativity
-ability to handle stress

we need eight hours of sleep a night, losing even one shows signs of suffering. the article says when you're sleep-deprived on a chronic basis you believe that the way that you feel is normal, and that most people have no idea how sleep-deprived they are. the national highway traffic safety administrations say about 100,000 car crashes happen a year due to drowsiness.

-Mercury- that really sucks about the job man. I hear ya though - I'm almost 29 (!) and I don't party nearly as much as I used to. It's not just age, but the frequency of partying which can burn you out. hope you find something else soon.

so everybody go to bed early tonight!
 

Cheeka

TRIBE Member
I've slept the last two nights - entirely - on my couch.
I wake up 2 or 3 times during the night... realize I'm on the couch... think "I should really go to bed" - and YET I STAY ON THE COUCH!?!?!?
It’s really stupid - I feel like shit in the morning cause i didn't get a good sleep.
I'm an idiot.
 

Finch

TRIBE Member
I'm the king of pulling the "unexpected couch" sleep.

It sucks the bag - especially when you've got a huge wikkid bed waiting for your sweepy ass!

Whateva...

I'm going to be late for work.

Finch.
 
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Joker FX Cha

TRIBE Member
when you don't sleep , things come out in the all wroga placese and sence and s..of make'n don't work any more cuz the blue flashes are kool though they happen and then you don't drive well and it's all like WTF is that guy say'n cuz he makes sence of nothing speatch good canada, ythen your just so tireed that you look at you buddy jame and it's all like hes not bad llok'n but i'm not that way so I can't like him where's my G/F.?I need to get sellleeeep soomn,.

breakz_btch Sssssshhhhhh keep walking.

:p-air
 

~NoCo~

TRIBE Member
i only get about 4 hours of sleep a night.....i would like to sleep more but my body won't let me.....after 4 hours i wake up naturally and no matter what i do i cannot get back to sleep, which is horrible if i go to be at midnight cuz then i'm up at four and bored until i hafta go to work...i've been doing that for years and haven't noticed any problems whatsoever....but, that's most likely just me....

~ShaRyn~
 
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labRat

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i've been getting into the bad habit of coming home, eating and then snoozing for about 45 minutes. after the nap i feel great, i can go workout or do something else in the evening but it means that i can't get to sleep at night until about 12 or later. which leads to a 7 hour or less sleep for me and then i'm ready for a nap again the next evening.

--craig
 

Smiley Jo

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by *labRat*
i've been getting into the bad habit of coming home, eating and then snoozing for about 45 minutes.
--craig
*sigh*

Ida know, that sounds good to me!
I can't take naps tho. :(

Joanna
 

labRat

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Smiley Jo
*sigh*

Ida know, that sounds good to me!
I can't take naps tho. :(

Joanna
it feels great after the nap - having the TV on helps most of the time. But the problem is that i can't get to sleep at night which makes me tired during the day and then i need the nap in the evening. *wash*rinse*repeat*.

--craig
 

Cheer Bear

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by *labRat*

it feels great after the nap - having the TV on helps most of the time. But the problem is that i can't get to sleep at night which makes me tired during the day and then i need the nap in the evening. *wash*rinse*repeat*.

--craig
that's exactly what I do.

I ended up being awake till 5:30 this morning cause I slept all day after I got home from the Dentist.

it sucks.
 

Subsonic Chronic

TRIBE Member
I remember reading something a while back about how your body does most of it's major repair and recovery work in the first 3-4 hours of a night's sleep.

So by this logic, wouldn't t be better to sleep in two 4-hour shifts than in one 8-hour shift?

Pete
 
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