Yes, in fact I was making some bad sleep choices and over time it REALLY affected my ability to work. I would commute, work hard, come home to have dinner in the recliner, fall asleep watching tv then just sleep there. over several months of this my ability to do fine work with small tools was impaired, ability to focus really impaired and I developed a stutter while talking...
Finally got smart and chose the couch instead, having a place to extend my legs and stretch out flat made a big difference. but over time, I noticed that this wasnt effective, would have bad dreams, wake up not very rested and again my ability to concentrate was impaired.
Kept putting off doing the repair work on the bedroom to add insulation to the walls/repaint etc, sleeping on the couch was hoped to make me get it done. on the contrary i adjusted to being on the couch.
finally got a bed and its only been a couple of days but the difference is incredible. Im also using the alarm clock and put more effort than ever in enforcing the 9pm bed time rule.
we tend to know about the importance of sleep but then knowing this we somehow also find a way to mentally ignore the importance of this. We need to find a way to emphasize the points in this article, perhaps a computer program that can record sleep hours per day and calculate some money to go into a special play account, where if you sleep more you reward yourself by putting more $ into some acct that you can use; but deprive yourself of sleep and it takes some of it back?View Thread