Lack of Sleep Puts Your Emotions on Edge

Scientists have researched and discovered what you probably already knew, that being sleep deprived causes your emotions to jump into overdrive, particularly when it comes to bad emotions.

Well, that explains why everyone is so cranky during the morning drive to work.

The article also notes that humans are one of the few creatures that intentionally deprive themselves of sleep.

Do you shortchange your sleep? I know I do. I usually only get about 4 hours of sleep a night, maybe a little bit more on the weekends.

What do you do to keep yourself going with this lack of sleep? Caffeine is my answer, what’s yours?

Why do you make yourself sleep deprived? My answer? You’re looking at it. But this isn’t all. It seems like there are always things that need to be done and time is short.

What’s your sleep or lack of sleep story?


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Comment by Mike C
2007-10-22 13:58:03

Hey I was just checking out your site. Pretty cool site. Looks like your doing really well for just starting it. You said it isn’t very hard to get between 1k and 2k uniques a day. What sources are most of your traffic coming from? Also what methods are helping you to acheive that. I just started my site and any pointers would be very helpful.



Comment by jfc
2007-10-22 14:47:04

Hi Mike,

For some reason Akismet thought your comment was spam. Strange. Maybe it does some sort of topic vs. comment analysis or something.

The way to get a spurt of 1000-2000 hits a day is social media/bookmarking sites, both huge mainstream ones like Digg and StumbleUpon as well as the larger niche ones. This is, of course, about 96% one time traffic and the next day you’re back down to ‘normal’ but each one helps you build traffic over the long term.

Comment by Mike C
2007-10-22 15:29:19

I see so you say Digg and Sumbleupon are good ones to use? Another others you would recommend?

Comment by jfc
2007-10-22 16:33:58

I wrote about it in this post: Traffic Building Via Social Networking

Comment by Jacob Angel
2008-07-09 02:22:58

There’s no doubt that my emotions, and my stress level, get driven much closer to the edge when I’m tired … and I prefer to get a normal amount of sleep, between 7 and 8 hours if possible.

The problem we have in our home is that work & school obligations force us out of bed very early, around 5:15 am, while by nature I’m more of a night owl. My most productive time of day is often between 9:00 pm and midnight. At some point, the math doesn’t add up, I run out of hours, and I just get miserable.

2008-08-06 13:40:17

Jacob, I agree with you completely about needing a certain amount of sleep; like you, I don’t do well on a short night’s sleep. However, I’m quite the opposite in the other regard — I much prefer to get up early and get to work early, because by late evening my brain has pretty much become a bowl of vanilla pudding.

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