I slept four hours the other night. It was horrible. I woke up wanting to go back to sleep for another eight hours. I almost cried because I was so tired. Unfortunately, I had to go to work after all of the almost crying I did.
So off I went to my nine-to-five on almost no sleep. Last night was a horrible nap at best. It hurts to even write about it.
The entire day quickly became deadly. I was a real undead zombie walking among the people of Newport Beach. I didn’t care about anyone or anything and all those around me could tell. My smiles were all half ass and so were my conversations. I really just didn’t want to talk to anyone ever again.
I drove like a maniac. I wanted to cut everyone off and punch them in the face. I wished death upon horrible drivers. My attitude was altered, of that I am sure. I couldn’t see the beauty that is life. No flower seemed pretty enough and no situation seemed worth it. I was walking around with DGAF written on my forehead the entire day.
The thought of even dealing with clients made me cringe. I didn’t have the energy or the will to put up with the bullshit. But I did. I soldiered through it all and made it out alive. I had a few meltdowns along the way but no great war is ever peaceful. To simplify, I have provided a convenient list for us to reference when uncertain if sleep deprivation symptoms are present.
The deadly effects of sleep deprivation include:
- The desire to kill people
- The desire to have others kill each other
- Deadly driving practices
- Permanent zombie mode
- Violently lashing out at others
Sleep is very important. Not only to have our brains function properly, but to work efficiently, maintain relationships, lessen stress levels, avoid accidents and/or misunderstandings, but most importantly, to provide value, positivity and change in the world. Choose Sleep.