or work longterm on other than the day shift.
Such recurrent interruption of sleep patterns may result in
insomnia and/or excessive sleepiness." - wikipedia
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i think i have this disorder. no, i really do have this. but is there a cure?
working at night, sleeping at day (or at least trying to sleep). this is my routine during weekdays for the past 3 years. and prior to my night job, i have insomnia. and it was not bothering me at all.
i can read, draw, surf online, watch a movie and do more, while everyone else is sleeping and nobody is disturbing me. i move carefully tho for i dont wanna wake up or disturb anybody as well. so, no noisy neighbors playing their boom boom music or people shouting, talking loud, babies crying, kids playing on the street. blah! it's more peaceful this way.
and when i got my job on a night shift, i thought it was perfect! for three years, i have never felt sleepy at work more than 5 times. and the days i felt sleepy was due to totally not having sleep at all during day, which is very very rare and one was because i was sick and still at work.
my normal sleep takes only about 4-6 hours and when i exceed 8, i suffer from headaches soon as i wake up. i know its not the standard sleeping hours, but who is normal nowadays?
recently tho i noticed that i only have insomnia during weekdays, and sleep loong looong hours during weekends. there was a time that i even slept the whole day. yes, as in 17 hours or so! tssk, it was not productive. but i did not have any headache when i woke up. strange! and i woke up sometime around 2am to 4am. sleep like this makes my weekend fly by quickly until its monday again and i have to work again. geesh! i hated that.
yesterday, i went to bed at 4pm and slept the whole night. i woke up around 2am and im about to go back to bed after i post this. yes i know i have abnormal sleep. but how can i help it if im sleepy right now?! ha! let's see if i sleep long like a baby, or like a baby - waking up at the slightest noise.
i'll update tomorrow. moogie dreams everyone! night night..
inosmnia | dyssomnia | parasomnia