The Inverse Relationship of Sleep and Blood

Wednesday Morning last week:

Basherte: Have you ever had insomnia?
Me: No

Wednesday evening: The Basherte and I put a bid down on a house.

I don’t think I have had a normal night’s sleep since.
I may have gotten close to a normal night last night, but not nearly enough to catch up.

The inspections are coming to an end today and tomorrow. We’ve been told the house is insurable, and the loan is approved. The things for me to be stressed about are being checked off one by one. Packing will be a pain, but that shouldn’t be as stressful, since the outcome is more certain.

Some people might wonder if I lied to my wife, or not. This isn’t really the first time in my life I have had issues with sleeping. But I don’t consider it ‘insomnia’ if the stress that is causing it is so clearly identifiable. The diagnosis for me is ‘stress’ not ‘insomnia,’ and it happens very rarely. (And it usually doesn’t last more than a day or two.)

My nose also bled this week for the first time in several years. I had several nose bleeds around the time I was initially dating my Basherte. She didn’t understand the cause back then, but now she finds that hilarious, and compares me to Stan on South Park.

 

4 thoughts on “The Inverse Relationship of Sleep and Blood

  1. Matt

    Lack of sleep is insomnia, whatever its cause. As for nosebleed, it beats nervous vomit any day.

  2. John Post author

    While it might not be supported by the Oxford English Dictionary, my outlook was from the perspective of whether it was a medical issue, or a life issue. As a comparison, there is ‘depression’ caused by sucky things happening in one’s life, and medically-caused depression that exists even when wonderful things are happening in one’s life. There is lack of sleep when stressful things are happening in one’s life, and there is lack of sleep when there is nothing to attribute it to except a medical issue.

  3. Matt

    I understand what you are saying, but both are called depression, despite their differing origins. Same with insomnia. I’m just being difficult. BTW, with nervous vomit, I was alluding to the South Park character, not any trait of mine. (For those who may not get the reference)

  4. John Post author

    I am familiar with your propensity for difficultness; it can resemble my own at times. There are different words for it, but they mean the same thing.

    As I know you are aware, you can also have the same word meaning different things.
    There are geological depressions, caused by erosion, volcanoes, meteorites, and other stuff.
    There are economical depressions, caused by economical factors.
    Depression in humans usually isn’t caused by volcanoes; sometimes economical factors can play a role in the non-medical kind.

    Stress-caused insomnia from what I have read online accounts for about 50% of the cases, which means non-stress-caused insomnia also accounts for 50%. If I have done the math correctly.

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