Interesting essay on NPR today on Circadian Clocks of the Human Body.
No wonder my wife and I have issues as do other people, especially Americans. Giving birth to three children and raising them does a number on our clocks and endocrine systems. Oh well, it’s for a good cause.
I recall reading the Novella “Beggars in Spain” by Nancy Kress. Interesting idea, not likely possible for a long time if at all, but still it would be interesting to not require sleep. I do enjoy sleep as that’s when I do a lot of processing of information I’ve garnered during the day. I believe sleep is a gift from God to most vertebrates.
While working for many enterprises as a System Analyst, I’ve had to support enterprise applications on a 24/7 basis. That also caused me to loose sleep. Recently I did a job for a major managed healthcare company that required a 1.5-2.5 hour commute each way. That too caused me to loose sleep. Also working as a Project Manager, in the global economy, I’ve lost sleep due to conference and Skype calls at all hours of the day and night.
I did have quite a time getting my eldest son up today as he didn’t go to sleep at a reasonable time. I poured water on him to get him up. He had to be at work at 0800.
Life is good.
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