Friday, November 14

Life

How About That?

I have a natural wake-sleep cycle of about 28 hours.  Left to my own devices, I'll go to bed and wake up about four hours later every day.  Which means that once a week I sync up with the rest of the world. 

Whenever I take time off work and don't actually go on a trip somewhere, this happens, but so long as I take time off in full weeks, I go back to work synced up with the rest of the company.  I've been like this since my late teens; as a child, I was normal.  In that respect.

What I never realised is that this is not just a personal quirk, but a rare but scientifically recognised condition...  And considered extremely debilitating.

Well, it's not a lot of fun, but...  I guess I'm lucky in a way that my job so often requires me to work weird hours, so that I always have an excuse.  (Okay, I didn't get in to the office until noon on Monday, but I was working on that crashed server until 3AM on Saturday...)

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Of course, as with all self-diagnoses, it's possible that I'm just a hypochondriac with bad sleep habits who's been on call 24x7 for six years straight.

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1 Some drug company has apparently come out with a new medication to "treat" this--I've been hearing a bunch of commercials on the radio lately:  "I'm blind, and I have non-24" or whatever they call it, and an exhortation to call a toll-free number or talk to your doctor or something.

Posted by: RickC at Sunday, November 16 2014 08:59 AM (0a7VZ)

2 One quarter, at the University of Casual Sun-Bathing, I took the weed-out course for computer science majors....and ended up spending more time logged-on than the sysadmin. And in the course of that quarter, I went to a 28-hour day. I'd get up, and if it was dark I couldn't tell if it was 8pm or 4am. I'd sleep about 9 hours and do things for about 19.

One of the more odd things about 28-hour days is that there's only six of 'em in a week.

Posted by: cthulhu at Friday, November 21 2014 01:34 PM (T1005)

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