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"Murphy was an optimist!"

I sleep for my clients November 3, 2007 8:23 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Health, Mental, Philosophy
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In college, I spent a lot of time trying to live on only 3 hours of sleep a night. It was that "sleep is a waste of time thing." After a couple of years, I crashed and slept through a summer break. For the record, you cannot catch up on sleep. If you think you can shave a few hours one night and make them up another night, you are fooling yourself. However, you can make yourself sick.

Last night I wanted to pull an all nighter for work. I chose to sleep. I might have produced some sloppy work last night in twice the time it will take me to wrap it up this morning. I may deliver a little later than I had hoped today. But my work will be higher quality and I feel healthier. Because I slept. Still wish I could take a pill instead of losing those hours.

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1. Critter - November 3, 2007

there’s one out there.. i don’t believe it is OTC, though… and of course I can’t remember the name of it.. it’s supposed to have little to no side effects.. *shrug* I want

2. Doug McCaughan - November 3, 2007

Is that the one the military uses to help with 36 hour days? Ah, modafinil/provigil claims 40 hour days followed by 8 hours rest and cycle. I’d like that!

3. Critter - November 3, 2007

that’s the one!

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