This is a subject which is a very personal one with me.
I suffer from a sleep disorder which leaves me tired no matter how much sleep I get.
Normally I am a funny,Loving,caring, compassionate, friendly,empathetic human being.
But, when I get less sleep than normal,
say, I can't fall asleep and by the time I finally do I end up getting only 4 hours of sleep,...
I become what I can only describe as a psychopath..
Yes, the literal medical definition of a psychopath.
It is not something I am proud of nor is it funny.
My family is well aware of this and we all work very hard to make sure I get enough sleep.
It is something that affects my relationships with EVERYONE I love and it is sad that so many people
in my life have to tip toe around my sleep schedule.
When I haven't had enough sleep everyone just walks on eggshells andis afraid to even look me in the eyes.
I can't tell you how many times I have gotten into fights,hurt people,spent a night or two or even a week or two in jail all because of the ROOT
problem of not getting PROPER sleep.
edit on 10-10-2011 by Screwed because: (no reason given)