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cos otherwise shits about to get bananas
the pain in my wisdom teeth is enough to make me cry and i have to be in work in four hours. no chance of sleep.
I once went on a 6 mile walk in the middle of the night just to try and take my mind off it. No worse type of pain.
i'm still awake and holding a pint of milk against my face :'(
and fucking strong painkillers.
The only thing that helped my pain before the emergency dentist yanked my wisdom tooth out.
there are plenty of parents who survive on this for a few weeks.
surely you'd be barely able to function
it's not good long-term though.
your body works on the amount of sleep you had two nights ago. i think you'll be alright (as in, you can do things, not very well, and you'd be exhausted) if you carry on for a few weeks. but any more than that and you'll start to go a bit nuts.
this comes from some research i did over the summer where i was working two jobs and would sometimes only get 45 mins of sleep a night (usually about 4 hours though). but now i have to sleep fuck loads just to function.
You can stay alive on 2 hours a night at a stretch, because that's what I did during the first few months of university, when I was an absolute wimp and there was constant noise everywhere.
Can't say I went insane, but I definitely felt pretty bloody low.
Lack of sleep is actually one of those things that can tilt a normal day into a pretty grouchy or crappy day.
Last time I had a cold I was so bunged up I couldn't sleep. On the second night my girlfriend woke up to find that I'd rearranged all the furniture in the living room and was huddled in the corner, babbling what seemed to be some sort of Russian dialect to myself.
I miss my uni days. I'd deliberately go out all night before an all-day shift at Woolworths just to take the edge of work.
as that will exacerbate the anxiety and feeling of grittiness that comes with insomnia. But make sure you do sleep, even if it means sacking off a whole day and just spending it in bed.
i worked a night shift every other week from monday evening to monday morning for three years. there were weeks, especially in the summer, when i was having about four hours sleep every day - i remember once NOT BEING ABLE TO REMEMBER HOW TO TURN MY MOBILE PHONE ON because I was so exhausted.
I stood at the bus stop after work at 7:30am, hitting the wrong end of my phone out of frustration for about 20 minutes, pressing every button-y looking part of the phone, while the people next to me stared at me, as though I was nuts. Good times.
Before I started making more effort with my spare time, I used to have one actual day committed to lying in bed on my week off, because I got so little sleep even on my weeks off because of going out too much. Avoid drinking for a couple of weeks to get your body back on track and to get some actual real sleep!
Saying that, you may not drink, but even one is bad for sleeping.
on a small amount of sleep. However, as soon as I take a break and return to a more normal sleeping pattern of 6/7 hours a night, my body and my mind go a bit crackers and I become a total glass-eyed sloth.
I need a minimum of about 6 hours otherwise I start falling asleep if I'm sat still for any longer than 5 minutes, doing the whole headnod at the keyboard.