I used to go to sleep around 10PM and wake up at 7 or 8AM. Now, I wake up at 9:30AM, no matter how much sleep I get, and then make my way through the day, half awake, sore, 'sleep at the wheel' so to speak. Then evening approaches, and no matter what I have tried so far, I just can not get to sleep. It's at least passed 1 or 2 in the morning before I pass out.
This vicious cycle is taking a terrible toll on my mental state.
I have become very emotionally irritable. Things that I could let go, not bother me, I turn into a mean person over. I don't like it.
The other big side effect- I'm a walking hazard. I've found myself doing really dumb things, like walking full force into door frames. My body is on auto-pilot, and the captain is taking a nap. I have the bruises to prove it.