Monday, June 25, 2007

Dysnarcolexia

It's not a real disorder... I just invented it. But I have it.

It's sleep dyslexia. I sleep when I need to be awake, and I'm awake when I need to sleep. Like now, for instance. Clearly I'm awake because I'm writing this (unless I have one of those disorders where you can function normally while sleeping -- which I'm pretty sure I don't have), but I really need to be asleep right now.

What to do...

Melatonin? Yes.
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6 comments:

dr dizzle said...

cool name; and to think that all this time I thought it was called insomnia!

TLC said...

But but but! Do insomniacs sleep when they need to be awake, too? I thought their only problem was not being able to sleep. Otherwise I would've just went with that, instead of spending years of time and thousands of research pesos while discovering my new disorder. Say it ain't so, Dr. D!

Luke said...

I’ve read your blog for a couple of months now and based solely on that, it seems to me that your sleep schedule is very erratic. You don’t have a “bed time” and you don’t have a standard start time to your day. You’re all over the place.

Our bodies like pattern and repetition to when we sleep and when we rise. Do a search (Wiki?) on Circadian Rhythms. Then, for the love of Pete, go to bed.

Also, Dr. Mercola at mercola.com says that with regard to body repair and mind rejuvenation, every hour of sleep before midnight is worth two after.

“Luke, are you a doctor?”…No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

dr dizzle said...

the real question, Luke, is did you sleep at the Holiday Inn Express last night, or sit up wondering why you can't like TLC?

actually, TLC, the name for your condition is the oh-so-creative "Sleep Wake Schedule Disorder." Google it. I like the wiki article but also the one from the group in Israel. check out some of the treatment options. interesting, but...

I like "dysnarcolexia" better.

Luke said...

Well, I'm not a doctor...I just play one on TV. So, TLC, you should probably listen to the good Dr. D.

Oh, and Dr. D. I sleep like a rock; anywhere that's quiet and horizontal.

dr dizzle said...

I love it, Luke. Sleep while you have the chance (but not too much! You might be late for work!)