Recently I did a leave a like, get a fact thing on my Twitter timeline and got 31 likes. So, I brought 31 random bits of yours truly to the thread. One of those had to do with the fact that my sleep schedule is a little strange albeit predictable if you watch closely enough.
I was diagnosed with sleep apnea (the worst kind) about a year ago. They decided it was so bad that not only did I need a machine to keep me motivated to draw breath while I was sleeping but that it had to be a “BiPAP” which they describe like this:
BiPAP (also referred to as BPAP) stands for Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure, and is very similar in function and design to a CPAP machine (continuous positive airway pressure). Similar to a CPAP machine, A BiPAP machine is a non-invasive form of therapy for patients suffering from sleep apnea.
Unfortunately it also makes it difficult to sleep for more than 5-6 hours so I just stopped fighting it. I’ll usually sleep from midnight until 5-6 AM and then when my work is over for the day I’ll grab another 3 hours. It all comes out in the wash, but of course to outsiders it looks like I’m just having a lazy old time here.
It’ll vary a bit if I’m not working with a customer real-time which is often the case because I’m writing code. So in the absence of a meeting (pre-sales, assisting someone else, etc.) I’ll usually wake around the same time (5-6 AM) and then grab a nap anywhere from 10 AM on and just work later into the evening (or whenever inspiration hits).
So there you have it. Part cat or just… biphasic?