Weeks of 6 hours a night or less have taken their toll on me, and on Saturday I began experiencing weird numbness in the centre of my chest. I figured that lack of sleep may be to blame, and after a bit of googling discovered this was highly likely to be the cause;
When the body doesn’t get enough sleep, it can have some very unusual physical symptoms. You may find that your nerves seem to fire in weird ways, your legs and arms may tingle at different times, you may get headaches or back aches, and you may find that you experience weird pains and sensations in different parts of your body
Taken from; http://www.calmclinic.com/anxiety/causes/sleep-debt
I decided enough was enough, and went to bed at 10PM – wildly early for me. I slept till 6am, then woke up and hit the gym for good hard bench session. Later in the day I slept randomly for half an hour at lunch (very rare for me) and despite my stupid brain fighting me at every turn, somehow managed to get into bed at 11:30PM. Not brilliant, but I was able to get out of bed at 6:30 and get some deadlifts done this morning so it’s all good.
In other news, I have made some progress following the Space Shooter tutorial in Unity3D, my game now has a ship that moves around, shoots lasers, and a single randomly rotating asteroid that will destroy both itself and any object that comes into contact with it. It’s not exactly Counter Strike yet but it’s all valuable stuff.