EeFall wrote:ViewsAskew wrote:This is, indeed, almost worst than the WED. Because you expect it will all be better....and it is NOT.
I've been experimenting, for my time off this year, and find that if I try to sleep during "normal" hours, I have WED. If I try to sleep later than normal hours, I have hyper alertness. The only way I sleep easily, is going to bed after about 20 hours being awake. Then I sleep excellently. But, that means that I have 28 hour days. My schedule literally changes EVERY day. But, I sleep.
It's not easy to get anything accomplished, even when I do not work. I'd never be able to do it and work.
That is an interesting thought that maybe (without having a work schedule) that we might be better off not going by the 24 hour day with the regimented sleep virtually everyone does, maybe it just isn't good for us.
It certainly is the only way I've found not to go crazy. But, alas, I can't always do it. Even though I took off for a year, I have doctor's appointments, mammograms, or need to fix the car. All these things take scheduling. I never know my schedule, so whatever I schedule may be completely inconsistent with how my body is sleeping. So, like with this week, I've had only 2-3 hours of sleep each day - I had other things I had to do and my sleep wouldn't come when I was available to sleep.
Unless you did nothing, saw no one, and made NO appointments, there is no way this can work all the time. But, it does work pretty well if you can figure out how to have no responsibilities at all.