Yes. I always figured this is caused by the natural production of melatonin and other neurotransmitters which occurs at night, combined with the inability to sleep because of screen-radiation and cool things on the Wired.
It happens to me pretty often, and it's usually the only time of day where I get rushes of creativity and energy. It's definitely messing with my sleep schedule, but hey I'd say take full advantage of it while it lasts
Yeah, daily it seems. It does not help that I work nights and sleep during the day. I tried melatonin pills, but the best they seem to do is make me fall asleep for an hour and then I am wide awake again.
I have heard that blue light (LED's and LCD monitors) can keep you awake, and unfortunately my battlestation area is full of them (modem, router, etc). Usually I have trouble falling asleep, and then end up having 10+ hours of restless sleep for some reason.
In bed I often start to do all sorts of mathematics, most of the time simple stuff like geometry or solving some equations. I hate this because I feel the urge to finish my thoughts and therefor can't sleep for a long time. It feels like wiggling a loose tooth.
Regarding mania in general, I have phases where I get super excited about some crazy idea, buy stuff to build and so on. Some days later or even the next day this project alienates me and I fall into mild depersonalization.
I'm not sure what you Lains mean by "mania" but I don't think the way it's being used here fits with the definition. But after an extended drinking binge and sudden stop, I get extremely tense and quick to anger. These feelings sometimes escalate into short dissociations where I actually lose sense of where I am. It happens a lot around intersections when I see someone driving in a way that endangers others. This isn't really "mania" either but I think it's similar to what you are all talking about.
>>3034 >I have phases where I get super excited about some crazy idea, buy stuff to build and so on. Some days later or even the next day this project alienates me and I fall into mild depersonalization ...sounds more like manic behaviour to me.