forced sleep deprivation and depression

Keith Wiley kwiley at cs.unm.edu
Sat Mar 31 18:52:16 EST 2001


Snookey wrote:
> 
> Have you considered you may have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea?
> You could ask your doctor to arrange a sleep study...
> Best of luck to you.

Along similar lines, what are people's thoughts on insomnia and
light-sleepness?  I get occasional bouts of horrible insomnia where I
just don't fall asleep all night long, but a more persistant problem is
that I am simply a light sleeper.  It takes me between one and three
hours to fall asleep on a regular basis, and I am apparantly an
extremely light sleeper; it isn't difficult to wake me up and when I do
wake up I'm really up (call me a morning person), so I like to joke that
I'm a noctural morning person, a rare combination.  It doesn't bother me
too much as I seem to get by on less sleep that most people (6 hours a
night does me fine and I can handle 5 hours a night for several nights
before I start feeling tired), but it is distracting since the periodic
insomniatic attacks make me virtually nonfunctional the following day
(for obvious reasons).

Opinions?

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