posted on Jul, 8 2008 @ 09:25 AM
I don't know if this is what's in use, but it's my best guess. Why do I think this? I live in Las Vegas, the unofficial capitol of odd
occurrences. My work involves a considerable amount of traveling throughout the city. I've come to notice that in rather specific bits of highway,
I very often am virtually overwhelmed with the need to sleep. I mean, I can try every trick in the book and regardless, my attention is shutting down
and my eyes are closing [period]. Its as if I've been driving for 15 hours and my body is saying, "WE ARE DONE FOR A BIT."; except I've only been
up for 4 hours and driving 20 minutes.
This phenomenon only occurs on a stretch of highway that is approximately 4 miles in length. The time of day seems irrelevant. I'd say it occurs
about 7 out of every 10 times I drive the stretch of highway.
Last night however, I had a similar experience, but it was continuous from shortly after leaving my home until I returned and slept for about 5 hours.
Normally I would guess I was just tired, but there was no reason. I'd had plenty of sleep and food and so forth. It was very much just out of
nowhere. It was also stronger than usual. I exercised some questionable judgment in not pulling over and fighting my way home, for there were a
number of moments of total loss of consciousness, followed by the expected high adrenaline moments of re-awakening.
My next step of analysis is to pay sharp attention to what I consume in relation to the occurrences.
Anyone with similar experience or ideas?