I've always been able to fall asleep rather quickly and usually need 8-9 hours of sleep a night to function. But, last week I was really stressed out (my dad has been very ill) and I haven't been sleeping at all. In 5 days I got approximately 5 hours of sleep (and that was all in one night). Then, I came down with the flu late last week and have been sleeping a few hours here and there because of the cold/flu medication I'm taking. But, yesterday I started feeling a little better and decided to skip the medication, but I never fell asleep. I've never had this happen before and I was quite shocked to find that I could still fully function at work eventhough I wasn't getting any sleep. (Before this if I didn't get at least 8 hours I've always been really sluggish and completely out of it.) Has anyone else gone through this or have any advise?
Thanks in advance.
P.S. I think it may be tied to my activity level, but I'm not sure. I went home to visit my folks (a few weeks ago) and ran around like a crazy woman trying to get everything done while I was there, (and fell asleep each night) but ever since I've come back - I just sit around and just think about all the things I should be doing rather than doing them. ARG!