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Sleeping rhythm issues and effects on streaming

on 18 September 2017 at 02:43:07 MDT

Hey ya all.

This is just a short explanation why I sometimes have problems with streaming times.

I sadly suffer from sleeping rhythm issues, always had but they got worse from the mid 2000s onwards, somewhat coinciding with my first major depressive breakdown too.
Well in a way my internal clock works more on a 25 - 26 hour day. What makes it a bit worse is that it's not necessarily a constant sliding. At times I can keep a relatively stable sleep and wake time for a week, then BOOM, it suddenly shifts for 2 - 3 hours.

Sadly that has a bad effect on my streaming times. The last week from this posting I streamed multiple times at a good time for both viewers in my and the American time zones since I was up from between 3pm to 6am my time. But now just a week later I wake up at 2am and likely head to sleep at 5pm which isn't really good for any zone.
That's what also makes arranging streams kind difficult.

This also isn't really fixable, I did try medication or forcing myself to go to sleep at a certain time but that just doesn't work for me. For one I already have problems falling sleep, even when I'm dead tired it takes me on average half an hour to an hour to fall asleep. Laying down when I'm not tired at all means no chance.
Second, if I take sleeping medication it just makes me fall asleep earlier but not wake up earlier... and afterwards I don't feel rested at all.

These issues kinda run in my family, for some even worse than for me.

Luckily I don't have too many obligations to show up at aside the occasional appointments but you can see how that makes regular streaming a bit of a pain.

I will still try to stream more, both commission streams and casual ones since they really help with my motivation, but there will still be times where I simply can't show.

I'll also re-open my commission Skype account some time again, that should make arranging streams and private streams a little easier. Similarly when screen sharing function of Discord finally goes public I will be able to use that.

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