Sleeping with the Enemy: Mom’s N-24

Sigh. I am the “poster child” for this.

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

How N-24 affects the rest of us
With a special take on the topic from Guest Blogger TinkerToy

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Comorbidities and Sleep & Sleep Disorders Series

“When you hear hoof-beats,
think horses not Zebras”

Most doctors are repeatedly exposed to that little ditty from their earliest days in Med School, encouraging them to always consider the simplest explanations first.

It’s not bad advice for many of the disorders and diseases they’ll come across in the patients who will walk through their office doors seeking diagnosis and treatment.

It just turns out to be exactly wrong when it comes to recognizing chronorhythm disorders – disorders of sleep TIMING.

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Author: Grandtrines

Like so many people, I am a paradox. I am a politically conservative vegetarian. I am from a Christian background, and still tend to like those values, but am a metaphysical astrologer trained in science who has an interest in the magic of ancient Egypt and a weird belief that some piece of our essence can live on a server. I live in Texas, but like chatting with my international Wordpress pals the best. I learn by teaching. Technically, I am a "Leo," but I am very, very Aquarian with a dose of Scorpio. I bitterly complain about Algol (and Algol personaliites), yet it is the one star that defines me most (other than Regulus). (Which, oddly, makes me an Algol personality.) I am a reclusive lover of peace and quiet who has the Ascendant in the Via Combusta (the most conflict ridden part of the zodiac). I am an incredibly private person with a blog with over 800 followers and 50 to 150 regular daily visitors. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

20 thoughts on “Sleeping with the Enemy: Mom’s N-24”

  1. Since N24 is only ONE way sleep clocks can be “broken,” I’m thanking you on behalf of EVERYONE in the chronorhythm disorders community for helping to spread the word. (Tinker is especially thrilled with this reblog, btw, since he considers this his 3rd article since that cute little fur-face began blogging – lol – ).

    Sleep TIMING disorders are rarely understood and least known – and are most frequently misdiagnosed as one of the disorders more people – and doctors – have heard of (apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, etc).

    I have an entire sleep SERIES that I add to as I have time, but since sleep architecture and sleep disorders are parts of a topic that *most* people know very little about (sadly, even doctors and other helping professionals), each article takes more time to put together, and cannot be explained in short little snippets. So I’m always thrilled (and impressed) whenever anyone chooses to help spread the info around.

    I must also admit, however, that it makes me FURIOUS that, after 30 years of advocacy efforts, this info is still not well known in the medical community at the very least! (I tend to get more than a little bit testy when quality of life issues are thrown under the bus by fields people PAY to help them live healthier, more effective lives.)

    Back to the kitchen for *another* cup of java. I tend to calm down once I’m fully awake. 🙂
    xx,
    mgh

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    1. It has been a lifelong problem. If you are familiar with it, then you are familiar with how debilitating it is. In all fairness, if our society were structured differently / more tolerant / more enlightened, then it would not be a “problem” at all. Most of the “problem” comes from uber-rigid non-creative larks (aka “morning people”) who think their way is the only way. But, finally, the internet is helping to break the back of their authority. We are probably in the same place that “gay rights” was in the 1950’s or MAY

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      1. Yep – problem for me since I was a kid too.

        I call those uber-rigid non-creative larks “morning nazis” – with no disrespect intended to the sufferers of much worse treatment at the hands of the REAL nazis — since the inflexibility of workplace and educational timing is horridly cruel and unusual to those of us who must struggle to make a living.
        xx,
        mgh

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      1. I follow a couple of blogs that tend to announce WordPress features – I seem to recall commenting that any time notifications didn’t seem like a GOOD thing to moi. I’m with you on the eglut. I keep a private email for clients and friends – but even that is getting found somehow.

        I don’t want anything in a push format anymore – at least not of a marketing or “urgent” information nature. My public inbox is starting to look like a FaceBook scroll.

        If I can’t choose when to go get it (like on a blog, etc.), then I’m not interested – but even deleting takes time (several hours each week, actually).
        xx,
        mgh

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      2. It is all about filtering and the tools to do it. So much overt spam and nearly useless “information” (advertising sand similar) that email has been consumptive and filtering out the unnecessary is a HUGE time sponge.

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      3. More like a time SINK. I used to run my life using email like my brain, thanks to a great POP 3 email client.

        When Qualcom put their Eudora Pro code into the public domain (or whatever they call it when a company no longer supports) – the public coder “geniuses” in charge dumbded it down and stripped it of what made it “Pro” – all the amazing tools that made filtering effective. I’ve been on the hunt for a replacement since.

        Meanwhile, I’m stuck with “cloud” crap – which is frequently slower than molasses. Both the filtering processes on Yahoo and Gmail are multi-stepped and NOT specific enough to be truly useful for today’s eglut (not boolean). So it’s a daily dig-out of an endless in-box.

        I could go on – but I’d be preaching to the choir. Many days I think maybe I need to give up trying to function and go be a Walmart greeter or something. 🙂
        xx,
        mgh

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      4. The best multi-platform reader is Thunderbird. For Apple Mac, Airmail is probably best. Windows has many, but Neo Pro on top of Outlook is good. Many readers exist, and people favor different ones.

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