After over a decade of suffering through sleep apnea, you’d think I’d understand the futility of trying to be productive when sleep deprived.  For a while, I had so much going on, my brain wouldn’t shut down at night when it was time to sleep.  It would take me hours to fall asleep.  And of course, I didn’t take that lying down… I just kept working on this and that (very slowly as if thinking through pea soup fog) until I was tired enough to fall asleep.

The major problem with that strategy is I’m a night owl by nature.

So, my wife finally took action.  After the extensive (and obligatory) car chase scene and the showdown fight in some old abandoned warehouse, she was able to force feed me some melatonin to get me to sleep.  An hour afterwards… I dropped like a rock.

I’ve been taking it regularly since then and with some actual quality sleep under my belt for a week, I was able to be three times as productive and get caught back up on work.  Now, I’m looking at all these projects that sat on hold for a long time when I didn’t think I had time to work on them and familiarizing myself with them.  "Hi, everyone!"  "Hey, Jeff!  We missed you!"  "Aww, thanks guys."

And I’m having fun again.