RE: sleep depravation

From:"Dawson, Glen"


I think the job IS killing you.  I find myself leaving late with the feeling
that I just didn't get quite enough done.  I also think about the job before
falling asleep & once the brain juices get flowing, I have a very hard time
catching those z's.  To top it all off, once I'm in dreamland, I have the
pleasure (many times) of doing even more histology and IHC in my dreams.
It's the histology curse that afflicts us all.  

A fellow glutton for sleep depravation punishment,

Glen Dawson  BS, HT & IHC (ASCP)
Lead IHC Technologist
Milwaukee, WI

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Gapinski []
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 1:31 PM
To: ''
Subject: sleep depravation

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 up 1
or 2 hrs earlier but the second day. I feel ill, and cranky. I'll bet it's
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 to
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
Bruce Gapinski HT(ASCP)

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