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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:So yesterday I left the hospital, sorta half-drowned my way through swim practice, and then went home. I was asleep by 2 PM.

Other than getting up to pee a few times, I woke up at 6AM. 18 hours later. I noted hunger a few times in this, but was too sleepy to get up and get food.

The funny part is that when my alarm went off this morning and ended my 18-hour slumber, I just wanted to go back to sleep.

I'm sure there's another full day of sleep in there before I've even scratched the surface of my accumulated sleep debt.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Hanz


Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Total posts: 1328
Posted:Ahh, sleep debt, would an annoying little thing.

However, Doc, isn't there such a thing as over sleeping?


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:"However, Doc, isn't there such a thing as over sleeping?"

If there is, I don't want to know about it. *goes back to bed*


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:No, you can't over-sleep because when your sleep debt goes to zero, you wake up.

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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Hanz


Hanz

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Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia

Total posts: 1328
Posted:FRD: you're just lazy :P nah, much love!

Doc: ahh, ok... so it's just one of those old wives tales, cool


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NYC


NYC

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Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted: Written by: Doc Lightning


No, you can't over-sleep because when your sleep debt goes to zero, you wake up.



Ahh the always scientific "sleep debt"... but are you accounting for 20% interest?

wink


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Yes, let's go.
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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: , United Kingdom

Total posts: 15414
Posted: Written by: The Doc

No, you can't over-sleep because when your sleep debt goes to zero, you wake up.





umm

you sure?

Usually when my sleep debt reaches zero and I wake up, I turn over and go back to sleep wink


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alien_oddity


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Posted:clap wooooooooooo a subject i know a bit about ubblol



ok, i started a course today and had to be there for 9am, due to travleing and the need for a shower, breakfast etc i was up at 0650am...................the only thing was i could not get to sleep until 4ameek

my concentration is shot, i would look up an answer for a pre-test and before i'd closed the book and put pen to paper i'd toatlly forgotten what i'd just read.......and the question ubblol

i must of come accross as a total dumbass today


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted: Written by: ravehead


i must of come accross as a total dumbass today

What's your excuse the rest of the time?

tongue


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Suibom


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Location: Oregon, USA

Total posts: 577
Posted:I've been working off of 2 - 4 hours of sleep a night on average for over a year now, for various reasons. I've reached an interesting level which seems to be true full-bore exhaustion... There's points where my body just gives up on me, muscles just turn to jello and the mind begins to dream while still awake. Interesting experience, I don't recommend trying it.

Back when I had the timeframes to cope better, I'd go for about 4 days straight being awake, then sleep for between 12 and 20+ hours, then wake up and have a weekend. I loved those days, I think that was a prime schedule for everything. I had the strongest lucid dreams, and things that can be obtained from lucid dreams, at that point.

As far as my schedule now, I think I've pretty much reached a breaking point.


Definition of poi- A Hawaiian food made from the tuber of the taro that is cooked, pounded to a paste, and fermented.

Ahnold discussing poi - "It is naht a toober!"

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misscorinthian
SILVER Member since Sep 2005

misscorinthian

old hand
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom

Total posts: 784
Posted:I ended up quitting a job through exhaustion. My days would consist of this:Get up 4 am, shower and change out of yesterdays clothes, do the stuff I needed to do, work from 7 am until 7 pm, get home around 8 pm, fall asleep, be woken by my mum for some tea, fall asleep again....then back to the beginning.
I always ended up sleeping in the clothes I had worn all day as I was asleep before I could think about changing in the evenings. I did this 6 days a week for 10 months before calling it quits......all for less than 1 an hour as well!


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Devoted although mostly absent owner of the 1, the original... Asena

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