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Was I “Awake Sleeping”?

Posted Jun 16 2010 9:14am

Was I “awake sleeping”?

I wish this had happened before I saw the neurologist on Monday.

I just finished up an hour long meeting, via telephone, with my colleagues at NIH .  My ability to concentrate was severely hampered.  I could focus in for brief points, then I would lay there with my eyes open, focusing on nothing, listening to the voices droning in my Blue Tooth, and I would dream that they were talking about something that they weren’t talking about and I would think of something I wanted to add to this non-existent conversation, then I would suddenly realize I had no idea what the hell they were talking about and then I would re-focus and get caught up and then the whole cycle would repeat itself.  Whenever my name was mentioned, I would snap back into full focus.  I didn’t close my eyes.  I didn’t fall asleep.  I just could not stay focused, and it felt sometimes like I was dreaming when I was wide awake.

I slept like a baby last night.  So it’s not a lack of sleep.

Still, now that the meeting’s over, I feel sleepy.  And hungry.

I wonder what the hell just happened…

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