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"“The reason I know it was October was there was a pumpkin at the nursing station, and I hallucinated vividly the pumpkin was talking to me,” he said. “It’s the only time I’ve ever hallucinated in my life.” Ah, he thought for the first time, sleep deprivation resembles psychosis. According to Walseban, sleep loss can cause psychological damage because sleep regulates the brain’s flow of epinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin, chemicals closely associated with mood and behavior.
originally posted by: VoidHawk
Beware. I remember watching a docu about sleep deprivation and it can lead to suicidal tendencies and violence!!
originally posted by: Cancerwarrior
I am so tired all the time, but I'm almost never sleepy. That's something nobody else can seem to understand.
My wife sure as hell does'nt. I fall asleep at 10 and get up at 2 wide awake then do that for about 10 years and yeah, you lose your sharpness. You tend to daydream more and lose more focus. Sometimes I'll fall asleep watching movies or doing anything really just where I'm sitting there because my mind is quiet doing something for a bit. Something I cannot do when I am trying to sleep and I'm just laying there.
Mood swings are getting worse and worse. Alot of times I'll just give up just thinking about doing something because I just have no energy/motivation to do it.
I honestly can't remember the last time I woke up and felt rested, refreshed, alive.
I always feel bad depressed, sometimes I'll wake up crying for no reason at all. I don't remember hardly any dreams or fragments of dreams so I don't think I hit REM sleep too much if at all.
Thing is I also have not much motivation to do anything about it because I hate to sleep also. It just seems like such a waste of time when you think about it. It never makes me feel any better anyways, just worse.
But hey, I been living with it this long and I'm still mostly sane.
originally posted by: Aural
a reply to: Cancerwarrior
How could something like staying up so long even be allowed in the military? Were you mearly restless or did they make you work a lot? They expect people to fullfil tasks but tiredness and hallucinating is an obvious hinderance to that.
originally posted by: Diabolical
Probably, because he or she went to war. Enough said. It is not something you or I would understand. I did have close friends pass from it, going through school at the time of the war, I know about the restless nights. School and military, it is the same difference, but different. Especially, the pressure.