Category Archives: sleep deprivation

A good night – about to get better

Had a very pleasant evening with a bunch of friends tonight. Ate good food, talked about old memories and shared stories that we had somehow never told each other before. Good times. Now I’m home – my spouse stayed behind … Continue reading

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Achieving more by doing less

I am really resisting writing this post, but I have to put it out there for the sake of honesty — and also to get it into my head that this is the way things are now. It’s not that … Continue reading

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The secret havoc of brain injury

Even among the properly trained, it can be difficult to understand exactly what is going on inside an injured head. At every turn, if you present well, outside your head it is assumed that you are well, that all is … Continue reading

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Learning to sleep

Something quite nice is happening to me, these days: I’m learning to sleep, and I’m learning to enjoy it. It probably sounds strange, but for as long as I can remember, sleep has been a challenge — at least, restful … Continue reading

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One concussion, two concussions, three concussions, four…

I had a meeting with my neuropsych last week, when we talked about my concussive history. I had read the article by Malcom Gladwell in the New Yorker called Offensive Play, and I had some questions about how my past … Continue reading

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Get on the bike and ride!

Well, I had another good meeting with my diagnostic neuropsych last week. I’ve been having a lot of trouble sleeping, and they’ve been helping me figure out some possible solutions. After detailing my issues and trying to get clear on … Continue reading

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The perils of pseudo-psychological problems

Something has occurred to me repeatedly, over the past month, as my sleeping habits have improved. Namely, that many of the “mental health” issues I’ve been experiencing over the past several years, have had a distinctly physiological component to them. … Continue reading

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A day that didn’t start with exercise…

… sadly did not go well :( I decided this morning to forego my 20 minute bike ride and just get on with my day, but I found myself frittering away the hours doing this and that, rather than the … Continue reading

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Waking up early again

I got to bed at a decent hour, last night – 10:30 p.m., which is actually early for me. I’ve been trying to do a better job of getting enough sleep, but it’s been problematic. Here and there, I’ve done … Continue reading

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When in doubt… do nothing

I made a terrible mistake on Sunday – I ate some frozen custard. I didn’t have a whole cup — I ate maybe a few tablespoons, max. But it was enough to do some damagen. To most, it might not … Continue reading

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