Fw: sleep depravation

From:Jan Shivers

Or (forgive me for suggesting this, but I just experienced a birthday
myself)... could it be one of those glorious benefits of the aging process?

Jan (I'm in denial) Shivers

----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Hayward" 
To: "'Histonet (E-mail)" 
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 4:06 PM
Subject: RE: sleep depravation

> Hi Bruce,
> I think there are a multitude of possible explanations for sleep disorders
> in histology. Here is one which may scare you.
> Anesthetic agents generally work by being soluble in lipids (myelin to be
> specific), as are many of the solvents we use in histology. The solvents
> that we use could effect sleep by a similar action. I wonder if you are
> describing withdrawal symptoms from the solvents.
> Greg
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kathy Paton
> Sent: Thursday, 22 November 2001 10:42
> To: 'P. Emry'
> Cc: 'histonet@pathology.swmed.edu'
> Subject: RE: sleep depravation
> Hi Bruce
> I couldn't agree more Bruce.   Everyone has a natural time clock
> and I am most certainly not the early bird.  (Who wants to catch worms
> anyhow....yuuck!)   We have to be grateful that we do work with these
> worm catchers thou.  Our department starts at 4am because it suits
> the senior technician who is a solo mum and has afternoon family
> commitments.  Obviously it suits the department as well!!
> I DO NOT cover her in her absence!@#%%%!
> I would actually consider it "dangerous" for me (the walking dead at
> that hour in the morning)to cover in her absence.   I can not think
> properly or physically react properly (ie: like getting my fingers away
> a microtome blade).
> It would not surprise me that this is the reason for so many early morning
> road traffic accidents
> Wearily yours
>  Kathy Paton
>  Team Leader
>   Surgical Pathology Unit
>   North Shore Hospital
>   Auckland
>   New Zealand
> -----Original Message-----
> From: P. Emry [mailto:emry@u.washington.edu]
> Sent: Thursday, 22 November 2001 10:22
> To: Bruce Gapinski
> Cc: 'HistoNet@Pathology.swmed.edu'
> Subject: Re: sleep depravation
> Hi Bruce,
> I am having a very difficult time with sleep.  I get restless to the
> extreme and can't stop tossing and turning.  I use a bipap machine, but
> this developed long after I got it.  What kind of doctor would one consult
> for this?  Sleep Disorder Clinics are in the Pulmonary Department.  With
> my bipap, pulmonary is not the problem.
> Anything in the histology lab that might contribute to it?
> Trisha
> On Wed, 21 Nov 2001, Bruce Gapinski wrote:
> > Do any of my fellow Histologists suffer from sleep depravation? I find
> that
> > the older I get the harder it is to switch to an earlier shift. I get
> > something we've dubbed 2nd day syndrome. It's not the first day waking
> 1
> > or 2 hrs earlier but the second day. I feel ill, and cranky. I'll bet
> > akin to jet lag.
> > It's to the point that I truly hate covering for anyone on vacation.
> > Furthermore, do you wake up early on your days off? I find it difficult
> > get on "regular" hours except when I take my 3 week vacation. By the end
> I'm
> > much better shape. I think more clearly and I feel really good. Is this
> job
> > killing me?  Sleep is important, and I'll bet I'm not alone. How do you
> > cope?
> > Respectfully,
> > Bruce Gapinski HT(ASCP)
> >
> >

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