To the informative who posted about being admitted to hospital for not sleeping any more than 2/3 hrs/ngt for 2-3 mths. I'm afraid my heart bled. ... not! The following is not averaging, it is factional. From the ages of 5-48 I survived on 2hrs sleep/ngt every night every year. Except for maybe 4/5 nights a year when I crashed when my head hit the pillow. Apart from those nights I remember clearly Mum waking me up every morning with me complaining, 'But I've just seen the sun come up'. Only to be told, 'That's impossible, you must have dreamed it'.
During my adult years I survived on 2hrs sleep if lucky, more times than not I had none.
When the decision came to finish work as I could no longer be a team player too many people got let down.
I remember reading my payslip, standingin the middle of the pharmacy (I was admin to 7 pharmacists in a large hospital) crYing. A pharmist queried and I showed him my payslip with him saying what's wrong it's perfect. I said yes I know butI can't do it again. 6 of those nights were totally sleepless and the othersI had 2 hours.
I am now surviving on a permanent and total disability pension. I hate this disease