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.


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 :)

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.