Re: sleep depravation

From:"P. Emry"

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?


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 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
> cope?
> Respectfully,
> Bruce Gapinski HT(ASCP)

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