I've just gone through a serious period of a complete lack of sleep. I would say I average like 4 hours sleep over a 4 weekish period. Normally, if I don't sleep like that, I'll get 1 big sleep in a week to kind of "reboot".
In any case, I didn't this time, I just powered through. But I was starting to get totally wrecked. Massively heavy eyes, brain fog, and just overall fatigue. But I keep going doing the things I needed to do no matter what.
Last night was the first time I'd slept over 7 hours and I didn't wake up feeling great in all honesty. I almost had this sensation that my body was halfway through "repair mode", and all the replenishment processes in my body didn't quite finish.
So, I was feeling quite lethargic, not up to going to the gym, and I reaaally felt like eating.
These days I normally only eat after 11am and only have 2 meals a day, but I was extremely hungry. So my body was really craving sugar or something?
Anyway, I thought it was interesting, and I wonder if this has ever happened to anyone else? So I just asked chatGPT and it gave me the answer.... "sleep debt".
When you're sleep-deprived, your body tries to make up for lost sleep by releasing chemicals that make you feel more alert and awake. However, when you suddenly get a lot of sleep, these chemicals can cause you to feel groggy and disoriented. Additionally, your body may also be trying to catch up on other physiological processes that were disrupted by your sleep deprivation, such as hormone production and metabolism, which can also contribute to feelings of fatigue or altered appetite.
Good on ya AI, saved the day yet again. How good is AI?
And so now, how good is this focus? Straight back into it. It's 2am and I'm only going to bed to try and be wise but I'm not really all that tired =/