Funny that I just found this today, on a weekend when I’ve been recharging my batteries by spending lots of time in the sun and getting massive amounts of rescue sleep. I left my take on sleep deprivation on the thread. As an insomniac who runs on 2-4 hours of sleep per night for weeks at a time, this is a post I can appreciate.
I’ve done it. Notably, I’ve just done it with my current hero, Klias. He’s sleep-deprived in a big way. And still, he handles stressful situations without a hitch. Not a single consequence from his lack of sleep.
I’ve noticed it before in books I’ve read. Characters who haven’t slept in days and they still manage to function better than I do with my eight hours. When I don’t get enough sleep, I get crabby and cranky and grumpy…I’m pretty much miserable to be around. A couple of times, when I’ve had insomnia and I haven’t slept at all for a couple of days, I felt like the walking dead. Barely awake, barely able to function. Surprisingly, I was able to get through the day without killing myself or someone else but it was close.
I thought the less sleep I got, the worse I’d be able to function until, eventually…
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