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>>And thank you for the info about EDS. I never knew that was an actual condition before. I have wondered off and on for a few years now if there was such a thing as “mild narcolepsy” and I have been meaning to look into it. I don’t fall asleep a lot during the day, but it does happen, suddenly, when I am in the middle of doing something. And I often get a feeling of overwhelming tiredness where I just want to lie down so badly that I can’t think about anything else. And this happens when I have been sleeping well at night too.

What’s even more interesting is that I also start to dream before I fall asleep. Not every night, but some nights. I also dream while awake in the morning. And sometimes in the afternoon if I lie down to take a nap I won’t actually fall asleep but I will dream. It’s been perplexing me for awhile and I wasn’t sure if I was imagining it or if it really could happen.<>Secondly, the previous discussion between dithl and myself was not about asking for an official accommodation. It was about asking an employer to make a temporary schedule change one day a week for a few weeks.<<

Even an "official" accommodation can take that form. It doesn't have to be in writing unless that's employer policy.(and it's wise just for "in case") It can be a simple note, email, or a meeting with the boss where you let him know of the need and suggest the change as a possible solution. If temporary, it might be even better or more likely. I believe if one approaches the employer (or others in general) with the approach of "here's a little problem, I'd like to keep it little, after much thought and weighing alternatives, I have a suggestion…"

I have my moments, can't really say it's depression, but I grew up with a mother who had real life diagnosed true depression. I have a small understanding of it, the impact and how dangerous it can be if one is not aware or things go south.
Whatever it takes, take care of yourself. If you don't, who will? You are the single most important person in your life, and if you looked around, I bet you are important in other lives as well.

LOL – this place is fun. And informative. Now I know I have a twin…… 😉
(oops, sorry for the insult calling you my twin!)

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