Swizec Teller - a geek with a hatswizec.com

    Circadian rhythm meltdown

    My circadian rhythm has always followed its own sort of clock and I've never quite been able to look like anything other than a raging insomniac to most people. Lately though, it's gotten absolutely bonkers.

    Last Friday I actually got to sleep at a pretty reasonable hour, about 4am. This is still pretty normal. I got up at about 9 because there was some hiking I had to do. Ok sure, a bit earlier than my saturday usual, but fine. 6 hours of sleep is the daily norm after all.

    That evening I watched soe movies and somehow didn't go to bed until around 6am. Yikes-ish. Still, got up at 11am. A it groggy and weird, but alright, 5 hours is sill pretty r easonable for a sunday right?

    I think Sunday to Monday was normal. Bed at aout 4, up at about 10. Yay, let's put the weirdness of the weekend behind us.

    And then came Monday night. I had some work to do, but eventually fell asleep at about 4:30 anyway.

    Now the fun begins.

    I got up at 7:30.

    All refreshed and sooper hyper most of the day. I practically danced to work rather than walked.

    The eening shifted tides on me though. Suddenly I was very fucking sleepy and when my face started feeling like a mask and I couldn't recognize myself in the mirror (iphone camera) anymore I went to bed ... at 10pm.

    I haven't gone to bed at 10pm since I was twelve!

    But guess what? I got up at 3 fucking am!

    3am! That's my usual bed time damn it. So not only did I completely waste one of the most productive parts of the day, I was now awake through the sleepiest part of the day.

    Not sure what's going on, but it's being bloody stupid.

    PS: there's a good article on weirdos who don't need sleep over at Wall Street Journal

    Enhanced by Zemanta

    Did you enjoy this article?

    Published on April 5th, 2011 in Circadian rhythm, Conditions and Diseases, Health, Sleep Disorders, Uncategorized,

    Learned something new?
    Read more Software Engineering Lessons from Production

    I write mindblowing emails with real insight into the career and skills of a modern software engineer. "Raw and honest from the heart!" as one reader described them. Fueled by lessons learned over 20 years of building production code for side-projects, small businesses, and hyper growth startups. Both successful and not.

    Subscribe below 👇

    Software Engineering Lessons from Production

    Join Swizec's Newsletter and get mindblowing emails 💌 on mindsets, tactics, and technical skills for your career. Real lessons from building production software. No bullshit.

    "Man, love your simple writing! Yours is the only newsletter I open and only blog that I give a fuck to read & scroll till the end. And wow always take away lessons with me. Inspiring! And very relatable. 👌"

    ~ Ashish Kumar

    Join 15,883+ engineers learning lessons from my "raw and honest from the heart" emails.

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨
    4.5 stars average rating

    Have a burning question that you think I can answer? Hit me up on twitter and I'll do my best.

    Who am I and who do I help? I'm Swizec Teller and I turn coders into engineers with "Raw and honest from the heart!" writing. No bullshit. Real insights into the career and skills of a modern software engineer.

    Want to become a true senior engineer? Take ownership, have autonomy, and be a force multiplier on your team. The Senior Engineer Mindset ebook can help 👉 swizec.com/senior-mindset. These are the shifts in mindset that unlocked my career.

    Curious about Serverless and the modern backend? Check out Serverless Handbook, for frontend engineers 👉 ServerlessHandbook.dev

    Want to Stop copy pasting D3 examples and create data visualizations of your own? Learn how to build scalable dataviz React components your whole team can understand with React for Data Visualization

    Want to get my best emails on JavaScript, React, Serverless, Fullstack Web, or Indie Hacking? Check out swizec.com/collections

    Want to brush up on modern JavaScript syntax? Check out my interactive cheatsheet: es6cheatsheet.com

    Did someone amazing share this letter with you? Wonderful! You can sign up for my weekly letters for software engineers on their path to greatness, here: swizec.com/blog

    Want to brush up on your modern JavaScript syntax? Check out my interactive cheatsheet: es6cheatsheet.com

    By the way, just in case no one has told you it yet today: I love and appreciate you for who you are ❤️

    Created by Swizec with ❤️