As I post after 1am local time, I have to wonder: Are we, as *B/DLs, more prone to sleep disorders/issues than the general population? This thread was inspired by DLGrif's post about delayed sleep, and recent posts surrounding nutrition and depression.
I'll kick us off.
I have a sleep schedule that is now totally backwards and upside-down. Since I've been able to reasonably choose when to go to bed, I've tended to sleep at 2-3am and wake up at 9am when left to my own devices. When I have a schedule to keep, I tend to sleep at 2-3am and wake at 6-7am. I am attempting to resolve this using light therapy, but the lightbox shipped utterly destroyed (fun).
Over the past 9 years, I have also been prone to something that is called (seriously) "Exploding Head Syndrome." I've not been officially "diagnosed" with it, but about 6 months ago got fed up of wondering if I was the only person in the world to whom this happened, so I went and looked the symptoms up.
It's sort of interesting, so let me tell you how it pans out for me:
I'll be in bed, asleep or awake, and I'll suddenly hear a BANG! It sounds like anything from a car backfire/gunshot to someone in the house who has just run into something heavy. I'll then be absolutely unable to sleep until I have patrolled the entire house. This hyper-vigilance lasts about an hour; instead of sleeping during this time, I am instead planning my heroic leap out of bed and tackling of the burglar.
So. Does anyone else have any sleep issues?