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(ABC News)   Study finds Americans are so sleep-deprived, they're making mitsakes at work; prefer sleep to sex; are too tired to remember the third thing   ( divider line
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2005-03-29 10:28:48 AM  
I hate making mitsakes
2005-03-29 10:30:46 AM  
Great headl.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
2005-03-29 10:32:07 AM  
Good headline. Misspelling "mitsakes" is a nice touch, submitter
2005-03-29 10:35:40 AM's the American Way.
2005-03-29 10:35:45 AM  
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Whatever, Unfreakable. We all know you're the submitter. ;)
2005-03-29 10:36:05 AM  
mistakes? i don't get enough sleep and ;laksjf ndfioufpufpu;38ujiatjerrew5;h8pw98ry9wpy4htp;5454wt5wy4wy
2005-03-29 10:36:13 AM  
Thanks, unfreakable, weigelt!
2005-03-29 10:36:41 AM  
Most of my European friends laugh hysterically when I tell them how farking much time we as a culture spend at work and how exhausted we are by the end of each day.

But hey, at least we have Walmart.

//BTW, yuor haedline is graet submittre
2005-03-29 10:37:15 AM  
I'm so tired I didn't even realize there was a misspelling in the headline.

Or, that apparently I put on hairspray instead of deodorant this morning.
2005-03-29 10:39:13 AM  
Many experts say adults need a minimum of seven to nine hours of sleep a night.

Hah. To get that, I'd have to go to bed at between 9 and 11pm. I usually get home between 9 and 11pm. My day may be a bit asinine. An early night for me is getting home between 7:30 and 8:30pm. And I leave by 7:30 every morning, even though the alarm starts going off at 6 [boyfriend's way of getting up.]

The worst thing, is even at 4 or 5 hours sleep, I will wake up 2-3 times in a night.

Right now, there's nothing I want more than a nap and it's only 10:30am.
2005-03-29 10:49:12 AM  
Wow. Am I the only one here who gets enough sleep? I get about 7 hours a night. Neener neener neener!
2005-03-29 10:52:20 AM  
Nice to see I'm not the only one that's farkin' tired all the time.

My wife and I work opposite shifts...she's on first, I'm on second..she goes to bed just about the time I get home. I work at home into the night often until very late, then get up when my wife leaves around 6:45am so I can watch my daughter. Usually Thursday nights is when I hit the wall and go down at a reasonable hour.

Life 2005, I suppose.
2005-03-29 10:58:07 AM  
I knew I aguy who, (he told me anyway) once actually fell asleep WHILE getting head. Dreamed of a wrestling ladder match between Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon. This man is deeply disturbed ;)
2005-03-29 11:03:56 AM  
SilentStrider [TotalFark]

I knew I aguy who, (he told me anyway) once actually fell asleep WHILE getting head.

I fell asleep while I was down on a woman once...
It was only for a second, but I was so tired, I nodded off mid lick! I was able to regroup and finish the job, but I still couldn't believe I did that.
2005-03-29 11:11:10 AM  
This one isn't mine, mryoop789
2005-03-29 11:22:29 AM  
If we're "lucky" we're asleep by 10 or 10:30 to get up at 5:45. I'm out the door at 6:30 and am back around 5:30. My wife leaves at 7 (when she's working, she's on maternity leave now) and is back between 5 & 5:30. By time we're done with house chores and kids we're both beat.

/1 month old in the house, no one's getting sleep
2005-03-29 11:22:47 AM  
I forgot what I was going to post.
2005-03-29 12:23:56 PM  
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Drinking till 3, school at 8. Take a few of these, wash it down with Bawls, do it all again. College is the fun!
2005-03-29 12:26:10 PM  

Used to take a lot of those when I worked third shift at a factory while going to college during the day. They give you the farts something fierce if I remember right.
2005-03-29 12:38:31 PM  
And here I thought it was the lack of a real diet. I learned something today.
2005-03-29 12:52:36 PM  
PRESIDENT BUSH: The promises made will be kept by the government.

MS. MORNIN: That's good, because I work three jobs and I feel like I contribute.

PRESIDENT BUSH: You work three jobs?

MS. MORNIN: Three jobs, yes.

PRESIDENT BUSH: Uniquely American, isn't it? I mean, that is fantastic that you're doing that. (Applause.) Get any sleep? (Laughter.)
2005-03-29 02:04:04 PM  
I get maybe bout 5 hours sleep, and am NEVER too tired for sex!
DAR [TotalFark]
2005-03-29 02:13:56 PM  
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Benjamin Franklin

Seems to work for me, except for the wealthy part.
2005-03-29 03:26:37 PM  
i feel like that. i have *cough* 4 jobs at the moment and a full time class schedule . luckily in summer, i'll only have 2 jobs and a full time class schedule. i won't get any more sleep but hey, i won't get any less either.

and DO NOT take No-Doz. those are bad, bad, bad for you. granted, i used to take them a gram at a time.

the emergency room knew me well for a while there.

/if i wasn't so tired i'd tell you abou-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
2005-03-29 04:00:12 PM  
Children: 18 years of sleep deprivation
2005-03-29 04:01:10 PM  
Heck, i'm asleep right now!
2005-03-29 04:01:21 PM  
I get about 4 hours a night (make up for it on weekends)...god though, I wish I had TIME for sex at this point. With my commute I'm gone 12 hours a day at least...if they ever banned Red Bull and Mountain Dew here I think I'd crash my car on the way home at least once a week.

/'don't have time' surrrrrre.
//Ok, so there's not much pickings where I live either.
2005-03-29 04:02:42 PM  
I fell asleep while I was down on a woman once...

Same here - but in my case it was spelled "passed out"

/She still loved it.
2005-03-29 04:02:42 PM  
I blame my Fark addiction...
2005-03-29 04:04:02 PM  
Half the day is wasted at work, doing jack shiat, yet you're there all day, so you have to rush all the time when you're not at work, so then you don't get to sleep, so then you are a zombie at work. That's pretty much American work habits.
2005-03-29 04:06:33 PM  
Once upon a time I was a highly successful over-achiever. Now? I wake up every night anywhere from 2-4:00am. MAYBE I fall back asleep around 5:45 right before my alarm goes off at 6:00. Today I realized that I had an extremely important meeting in the next 15 minutes...not tomorrow. Then I realized I didn't have the right applications for the client who was bringing in thousands of dollars.

He arrived, I wasn't prepared. Worst. job performance. ever.

And I dream about hot sex a know when I can actually sleep.
2005-03-29 04:06:35 PM  
Work should come with mandatory siesta time.
2005-03-29 04:06:39 PM  
Statistics show that 53% of study results are skewed, +/- 11% for error.

I know this is funny, but it's more true than you think.

/can't remember the actual numbers
2005-03-29 04:07:00 PM  
i want a union mandated nap time at work.

i work for the state so i could probably get it if i complained enough.
2005-03-29 04:07:25 PM  

My God, its like you've been watching me for hte past few weeks! Are you using those passport microchips or something@!?

/Big Brother is everywhere.
2005-03-29 04:07:34 PM  
I have not had a day off in 87 days.
2005-03-29 04:08:02 PM

There is your reason.
2005-03-29 04:09:50 PM  
I catch up on sleep AT work.
Otherwise I'd be farking useless.
2005-03-29 04:09:51 PM  

I've made my own. I've just about completely stopped eating lunch in favor of an hour long power nap on days when my boss isn't in (which is most days). By the time I get home I'm ready to devour a small child, but at least I'm rested enough to get through the afternoon.
2005-03-29 04:10:15 PM  
I find it hard to belive that Americans are too tired for sex. Gee, just what the rest of the world wants to hear...

Americans...fat, lazy, sexless. Hey at least we can go see Celine Dion and fall asleep at her concerts...

2005-03-29 04:10:16 PM  
I blame Bush
2005-03-29 04:10:51 PM  
I sleep in the john. People see the feet under the stall and just assume I'm taking a grumpy. Nope. I'm sleeping.
2005-03-29 04:11:52 PM  
Four things.
2005-03-29 04:11:52 PM  
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2005-03-29 04:12:27 PM  
by the way, I wish I could move to that place where people can sleep nine hours a night, hold a full-time job and still have time to take care of all other personal shiat... what was that place called again... oh yes, fantasyland.
2005-03-29 04:13:39 PM  
What's this sleep you speak of?

/so so tired
2005-03-29 04:13:42 PM  
After being with the same girl for a few months, I'd almost always prefer sleep to sex. Actually had a few girls get kind of mad at that.
2005-03-29 04:13:47 PM  

10:37:15 AM ralanprod

I'm so tired I didn't even realize there was a misspelling in the headline.

Same here.

My boyfriend stays up until 3 AM playing Rome: Total War, then comes home during th day to nap, or conks out on the sofa as soon as he gets home until 10 at night. I, on the other hand, sleep over about a nine-hour period, but wake up at least twice per night and have trouble getting back to sleep. Then his alarm goes off at six-thirty. Yay.
2005-03-29 04:13:49 PM  
SilentStrider ,

I knew I aguy who, (he told me anyway) once actually fell asleep WHILE getting head. Dreamed of a wrestling ladder match between Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon. This man is deeply disturbed ;)

I once fell sleep while beating off, after a night of heavy drinking. I woke up the next day to find my tv rotated 90 degrees from the way it normally faces so that I could see it from my bed, and my pants down around my ankles with my flaccid weener sticking out between the folds of my boxer-briefs.

At least I didn't find a sticky/dry mess on my shirt, though.
2005-03-29 04:14:20 PM  
I used to have trouble sleeping. But I also used to be married.
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