Monday, December 04, 2006

People I am suffering from sleep deprivation, I was in London this weekend for a friends wedding which was lovely mashallah, but I didn't sleep very well during the weekend and I got into Manchester at 3am this morning and had to wake bright and early for work so I am exhausted and tired and did I mention sleep deprived.

apparently not sleeping enough can interfere with memory, energy levels, mental abilities and emotional mood I agree wholeheartedly.

memory: at the moment it's like a fish (why do they say that, I'm sure its a myth, goldfish are not that bad, maybe dori from nemo is more appropriate), two second memory seriously, today a patient got offended cause I forgot there name!!! Please I barley remember my own name.

energy levels: yep at the moment they are at a low level, so far I have had one cup of coffee and one cup of tea, cold might I add, and the caffeine has done nothing for me.

mental abilities: hmmmmm, I have to admit my brain is not functioning correctly at the moment, I think I'm using 2% percent of it, just barley living more or less, ooooops there goes my oxygen mask....

emotional mood: some would argue that because I am of the female variety then emotionally we are unstable (not true), at the moment though a timer is ticking and I may just explode or fall asleep right here on the desk and I couldn't care less if I was caught- bring it on...

also other signs are:

  • irritability - oh yes without a shadow of a doubt.
  • blurred vision - I need glasses anyway so no surprises there!!
  • slurred speech- jhdfjkhfncjkhdfjkhsdf - translation - just a tiny bit
  • hallucinations- I would like to say that I am seeing headless people everywhere but its not that severe, only thing I can think of is I am answering the telephone when its not even ringing!!
  • increased blood pressure - ok I'm gonna go and take it....
  • faster aging- oh my god I have white hair!!!!
  • slowed reaction time- ................................................ oh yeh
  • yawning- its my second name
  • daytime naps- I wish..

so do you fall into any of the above categories, if so call blah blah blah number and they will send a special delivery of a punch to knock you out to cuckoo land of sleep.....

23 comments:

The Godfather said...

Try power sleeps. They work wonders!!! I'm off for my daily nap now.

Brave Heart said...

i recommend a tank of qahwa arbia ,after that every thing will be OK.be careful with the patients don't send them to false section.
to be honest I'm always look like sleepy even if i slept 14 hours ,its nice feeling .

Anonymous said...

I had the same problem recently and fell into all of these categories, infact I even fell asleep at work, I went out and bought 2 cans of Red Bull, that night even though I thought I would sleep like a baby, I could not sleep at all and I am sure it was the red bull so do not drink too much of it, it really is bad.

white african said...

power sleeps? what are they? luck for some eh having daily naps and whats not, life is truley testing...

brave heart tank of gahwa arbia looool, i would never sleep after that, i can imagine sleeping for 14 hours being nice, luck you..

anglo 2 cans of red bull wow, i can see why you couldnt sleep, i'm not a fan of red bull, if push comes to shove i will stick match sticks in my eyes to keep the eye lids from falling lol

Anonymous said...

Did you go to ITSU resturant !?

The Godfather said...

Power naps are small sleeping sessions that range from 5 minutes to 20 minutes.

The art is to sleep in an uncomfortable position....that way you are very likely to wake up during that timeframe.

Afterwards, I assure you, you will feel refreshed.

Anonymous said...

SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP...... SLEEP
Any pillow any where just close my eyes

that what happens of i don't get enought sleep, i become irritatble easily and my mood sucks.
And above all that i cant concentarte in lectures....ZzZzZzZ

white african said...

annon i dont think so, i dont recall that name of restraunt, is it chinese by any chance?

godfather see that wouldnt work with me cause i would just get really annoyed and punch something, who ever heard of 5 minute naps?

ema i wish i could sleep, se ei though i would be really good and go to bed at 8pm tonight, so i switched the light of and did i sleep? ............ no, my family makes to much noise, i now find mysel sat infront of the computer wishing sleep and drinking hot milk with a hint of honey (maybe just maybe i will drown myslef to sleep in milk)...

people i desperatly need your prayers....

The Godfather said...

When you play my game you need power naps.

lostkitty said...

Me TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so sleep deprived! We had fun but now I'm paying for it!LOl

I must look really exhausted, customers actually asked if I was ok and my colleagues kept asking me if I wanted to sit down!

Almost fainted a couple of times - but not me no! I just stumble and looked clumsy instead - never fainted in my life. Reckon my body doesnt know how!

I have so much to do - dont think I'll get too much sleep tonight either. Ugh!

Working from 2pm - 12am tomorrow!!!

ARGH!

Anonymous said...

WA....I fall into practically all those categories.....do you think I need help? Don't answer that, it's rhetorical....

I'm sure you are in tip top condition on this fine Tuesday morning...... :)

white african said...

godfather i'm still not convinced about these power naps

kitty 2 -12 am my god girl why??

native i aint gonna answer your question which is an answer on its own loool, i finnally mange dto sleep yesterday at 11.30 pm congratulate me people

native can you text amina to call me at work i forgot my mobile at home, thanks my african sis

white african said...

godfather i'm still not convinced about these power naps

kitty 2 -12 am my god girl why??

native i aint gonna answer your question which is an answer on its own loool, i finnally mange dto sleep yesterday at 11.30 pm congratulate me people

native can you text amina to call me at work i forgot my mobile at home, thanks my african sis

NM said...

sleep sleep, try all the old remedies, hotbath,hot drinks, banana etc...see how it goes

lostkitty said...

after all that I got to bed yesterday at..................... 2am!

Argh!

I dream of sleep while I'm awake!

Too much to do - too little time.

From the moment I put my head down to sleep till the moment my eye opens in the morning, walahi feels like 1second. Why is that???

white african said...

nm banana looool, so how doe sthat one work, stuff 2 bananas in your ears and hopefully you wont be disturbed by any noise, im gonna try it

kitty why 2 am, next time call on me to send you a ppunch that will knock you out hee hee hee

Anonymous said...

Called her but she beat me to it! She called you at work out of habit....

So you are welcome(for nothing really)my african sis :)

Anonymous said...

you should seriously start counting sheeps ;-p
1 sheep jumped over the fence
2 sheep jumped over the fence...etc

it might work out..who knows

white african said...

lol ema at this moment in time i;m think one sheep got barbequed, 2 sheep got shish kebabed, 3 sheep got minced..

Lebeeya said...

LOL, You should be a doctor. You have fantastic diagnoses skills!

white african said...

lebeeyah welcome back, we missed you girl, hope you have been well and not suffering from sleep deprivation.

i work at a doctors surgery so i should have picked up some sort of mumbo jumbo lol

Trabilsia said...

Alhamdulilah I've never had any sleep problems up to now.
My solution is that you go for a walk or jog in the evening (that's what I do 3 times a week ). As for caffein (Red Bull included obviously )dear it works in the begining then your body gets used to it, so you have either to increase the amount or go cold turkey. For lack of sleep another solution would be what I use for my family when irritability is in seesion ie I feed them pasta with a very cheesy bechamel and mushrooms.
Try it WA and see the difference !

white african said...

trabilsia thank youso much for that advice, the past sounds delicious, your right about the whole caffine thing, i guess my body is immune, time maybe to go all cold turkey as you suggested, though its gonna be hard caus ei depend on it so much for keeping me going at work