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Re: Odd but serious query tecknohed

Posted by JahL on December 31, 2005, at 22:42:30

In reply to Odd but serious query, posted by tecknohed on December 31, 2005, at 15:55:34

> Has anyone ever come accross, heard of or even experienced such a thing as an 'addiction to staying awake/not sleeping? Or maybe something like 'compulsive voluntary insomnia'?! With or without stimulant use?
> Thoughts? Anyone?


I experience diurnal mood variation, a fairly common phenomenon, on a daily basis. This is where one's mood slowly improves (or sometimes worsens) as the day progresses.

For myself, this means that by the time I feel vaguely human, the sun is rising (4:30am here in UK and I am about to go and lift some weights. Work that one out) and I don't want to go to sleep because I know I'll wake up feeling that much worse.

I can relate strongly to your experiences.

*Crappy* old year.
Happy new year.





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