4/29/08

How Long Have You Been Without Sleep, And What Were The Consequences?


Hello and welcome to Tuesday's Question~

How long Have You Been Without Sleep, And What Were The Consequences?



Because, the consequences of a night without sleep, make you feel as if your brain is totally fried- gone.



Although, the more I think of it the image of the compass above might be a better illustration. In any case, if you're anything like me, you face dreadful consequences when you lose sleep.

For instance, you may leave home with two different earrings on, ( guys and girls) or forget to zip up your pants...or lock your keys in your car... just think about it a minute because I know you've done something-

I'm not sure how long I've gone without sleep all at once, but I know every time I've missed too much sleep, trouble is on the way... Like the time I was stuck at the Mercy of my bathroom faucet and when I walked around with something on the front of shirt half the day,(Momma Said There Would Be Days Like This), and most recently Has It Really Been A Week when I lost small pieces of an entire week.

Plus, I know I actually wrote a post entitled, I'm tired one time, but I can't find it. Isn't it something how I assume you're going to read all of these posts anyway...like you have time to read all of this dribble, answer Tuesday's Question, and read three old posts-

I had a marriage counselor write out the word assume for my husband and I on a piece of paper during a counseling lesson one time. I was so excited, finally someone was on my side and was going to tell this jerk how right I was about everything.

Finally some validation I thought, she's going to get him good...but no, she proceeded to "Kill me Softly With His song..." Ms. Psychologist who probably had a crush on Mr. Charm wrote on her psychologists know everything pad, Assume in bold letters, then separated the word and said that I needed to look at the word closely; she went on to say that to assume anything always makes an "Ass-out of U and me" I guess I'm just an ass...whatever-

Consequently, we never went back to her and every time I think or use the word assume I think about her and him, and assume since he was also a psychologist I probably wasn't getting too fair a deal-

Anyway, I'm sorry, I'm babbling so much...and that I was late today with Tuesday's question. And I guess you've figured out that this is a consequence of another sleepless night, but I can't wait to hear your comments.

That is if I make it out of this frying pan, and I'm not sure that's going to happen...What if I don't live through this experience and I can't write about anything anymore? I need to slow down and try to get more sleep- Because you know the saying "If you can't stand the heat get out of the frying pan, or away from the fire, or...oh I can't remember I'm in a skillet...

Does anyone have a spatula?


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10 comments:

Speedcat Hollydale said...

I am one of those people that will fall asleep while "walking" if I go more than 36 hours without sleep. I can't do it!
After about 24 hrs being awake, I start to get really foggy, and forgetful. Nothing like a good night of restful sleep!

Cincinnati Home Builders said...

I too is having that can kind of day when i don't have a sleep.
Forgetting things that are important is usually the consequences

JaniceNW said...

Hmmmm, can the dead read?

I get cranky, tense, forgetful, headaches etc. I am lots of issues with sleep so I take some sleep meds to help because I simply cannot function w/o some sleep. I envy anyone who can just fall asleep. Lack of sleep is very common of women in their late 30's and up (perimenopause/menopause) and to be frank hormonal surges etc suck!!

I tend to take naps right niw because I can and with nap or not I still cannot fall asleep before midnight, 1am.

Back in college I could pull an all nighter once a quarter and be okay............getting old isn't as fujn as I'd thought it would be. Snicker.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I think the post you are looking for is titled: Shh...Don't Wake Her!. You certainly have had a time of it. You just need to quit doing so much and get some sleep.

The phrase is if you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.

Big hug honey. Just get some rest. Okay? :)

Dawn said...

I agree with Sandee... "You just need to quit doing so much and get some sleep."

As a seasoned insomniac I can tell you that after 24 hours I am dizzy, nauseous and nasty!

Get some rest Ann :)
{{{HUGS}}}

mauniejames3 said...

Hi Ann..I lost three nights sleep in a row when my cousin Laurea died on March 17...I then was afraid to even lay down so I tended to post all night and leave messages...wish I could take some of them back...also I took hubbys car to go grocery shopping (even though it was only a few blocks away from the house) when I came out I was sure my car was stolen..I looked for my cell...left that at home..I started walking home with a grocery cart..looking like a frazzled homeless person...when I got home hubby took all the keys...I finally got meds, like Janice..and I have to use them every night..I have friends who only take them when needed...I think I need them every day...good luck with your good nights sleep..
really go see a doctor....hubby can fall asleep taking off his socks..he says its from being a good person who would never harm anyone...I may kill him in his sleep...

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I totally missed the question. Really. I totally missed the question. It was in the title and I didn't really look at that. Bwahahahahahahaha. Where's my prozac? :)

LadyBanana said...

I used to be able to cope with a lot longer periods without sleep, now I really feel unwell if I decide to even stay up a bit late!

I read the ASS U ME in a Stephen King book and never forgot it!

Robert said...

Now your in my wheel house..being an ex long haul trucker...longest I went 49 hours...drove from Toronto to Las Vegas...you go through several stages repeated..ranging from dead drowsey..to almost a high the longer you go the shorter the cycles..

Sogeshirtsguy said...

Funny topic. I've only gone a few nights where i was without sleep. The next day was awful and I was a half zombie half frankenstein. David Blaine is going to try to go 11 days without sleep to break the record.

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