Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Sleep Deprivation


In the last three days I've spent only 10 hours asleep, so now I'm missing 14 hours of sleep :(
The effect is pretty clear today, I'm so drowzy and my head actually hurts. I can't wait till I get home so I can sleeeeeeeeep.
On the other hand, it's actually better if I don't sleep when I go home, not right away I mean. If I can stay awake until 10pm then I'll sleep and wakeup around 6am -inshAllah :) -, that should reset my biological clock and I'd be able to return to my "normal" cycle.
The last couple of days were pretty loaded. I had lots to do at work and at home. My cousin and his friend came and stayed over at my appartment and then they carried on to Tunis -they must be having fun right now- . I've been trying to coordinate a visit to Benghazi so I can see my family - it's been almost 2 months :( - but I still couldn't find a good time to do it. If I go on thursday after work that will give me 2 days to spend in Benghazi and I'd get back to Tripoli on Saturday, and back to work on Sunday. The problem is that 2 days isn't enough, I have a lot of things to take care of in Benghazi, and some very important people to see.
I wish I had some aspirin pills with me now, maybe they'd help relieve the headache I'm feeling right now :(
Still 2 more hours before I go home, I decided I'll try my best to stay awake until 10pm. That's gonna be more than 5 hours to kill, I could watch a movie -or better yet, the remaining episodes of Grey's Anatomy- but I'm afraid I'm gonna doze off will watching. I need something I can interact with, like chatting with a friend, or maybe a video game? nice idea!!!
I'll use the time I have to connect my PS2 to the TV-Tuner on my PC and use it as a monitor -I don't have a TV in my appartment, imagine that :) - It's been a loooong time since I played anything on a game console. Thank God I have a lot of good games which I haven't played yet. In fact I think I'm the only one on the planet who still hasn't played them, great titles like Metal Gear 2 & 3, Silent Hill 2,3 &4, Final Fantasy X,X2, & XII, God of War 2, the list goes on and on ...
I can't believe I used to spend most of the day either playing video games or hanging out with friends. Those days seem so distant right now.
A co-worker just mentioned he knows where there is some Aspirin in the office, I'll go check.

4 comments:

Roger Green said...

sleep is overrated

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Alone in Triopli,

Did you make it until 10 p.m.? Did you reset your internal body clock? :-)

Alone in Tripoli said...

welcome to my blog guys and gals :)

roger green:
Yeah I know what you mean, I used to believe that too, but trust me when you have to wakeup at 7AM and go to work -which needs a lot of concentration- till 5pm you'll change your view :)

ibeebarbie:
I actually did make it :D
I even exceeded what I wanted, I stayed up till 1:00am, now I'm fully rested and my bio-clock is set, I hope it remains that way :D

Alone in Tripoli said...

I messed-up my bioclock again :(
Grey's Anatomy has been keeping me awake for way too long, thank God I finished the 2nd season last night, at least I can sleep for the rest of this week.