Susan Plawsky

Susan Plawsky wrote an excellent post for N24 Awareness Day. This is a mirror of what she wrote on her private Facebook page:

Spreading awareness of N24 (non-24-hour sleep-wake disorder) in solidarity with friends who have this devastating, disabling neurological disorder.

In essence, their body runs on a longer-than-24-hour clock.

It’s like living on non-Earth time. Or like waking up in a new time zone every day.

Hard to imagine; harder to live with.

For ex, today the sufferer might wake up at 8 AM, tomorrow at 9:30 AM, next week at 8 *PM*.

Formal education, employment, relationships, parenting? Challenging, if not impossible.

Making matters worse, the sufferer’s body systems (sleep/wake, digestion, alertness) may be out of sync with each other, so he/she feels chronically awful and exhausted.


About unstrangemind

I am an adult Autistic. I've come so far; I have so far to go. I've named my blog after Grinker's excellent book, "Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism." Other than borrowing from his title (do you know how difficult it is to find a wordpress name that hasn't already been taken?!) I have no connection with Dr. Grinker.

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