Sleep deprivation is not a badge of honor
DHH
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For me sleep deprivation puts my amygdala (the Lizard Brain) firmly in charge. Let the bad decision making begin! Let the anxiety flow! Which leads to more sleep deprivation.

I recently ceased to work in any form past 7pm (Lizard Brain anxiety behaviour), and refused to expose myself to glow of tv/computer/ipad/iphone screens starting at the same.

Where I used to toss and turn until midnight I now fall blissfully asleep by 10–10:30pm. I also stay away from alcohol past dinner during the week.

Best decisions ever. What I thought was mild depression was lack of sound sleep.

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