I've wondered if blindness affects sleep. Certainly it seems that age, does. I have no trouble, fortunately; if I wake up, which I do several times a nigt, I can roll over and go back to sleep easily, but my husband and quite a few elderly people I've known in the past, as well as friends of mine, have insomnia; they either read or watch t.v. until they get sleepy again. That's another nice thing about being retired--one can sleep when one wants. Geek or Genius? Or are they the same? We just watched part 2 of the Search for Cold on our PBS station--quantum physcists--both. grin G.Cindy --- Ann Parsons <akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi all, > > G. Cindy, <smiling>, the fact that Pratik is up at > 04:00 indicates that > either he suffers from insomnia or that he is a geek > of the first > water. It is a well known fact that many people who > are blind suffer > from insomnia. Also, geeks are notorious for > keeping odd hours. I > know geeks who commonly operate at 02:00 or 03:00 in > the morning on a > regular basis. > > <smiling> I suspect that Pratiks reasons for being > up at 04:00 are a > combination of the two reasons. > > Just as an asside, they've done studies that show > that folks who are > totally blind, and who have no light perception, > commonly have sleep > disorders. It's something about not being able to > see the light. I, > fortunately, still have light perception, so am not > bothered by > insomnia, or at least not often. I'm not a geek, so > I don't have that > excuse either. So, I keep regular hours, although I > tend to get up at > 05:00 or 06:00 and go to bed about 22:00. > > Ann P. > > Original message: > > Pratik, dear. > > > I think you need to go to bed. smile (I see it's 4 > > a.m. where you are). If the original submitter is > the > > one who chooses the quality rating, then he or she > > won't need to upgrade it--unless you mean after it > was > > rejected, and he/she might resubmit. But the books > go > > directly on the download page, don't they, with no > one > > checking them first? > > Ann P. > > -- > Ann K. Parsons > Portal Tutoring > EMAIL: akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx > http://www.portaltutoring.info > "All that is gold does not glitter, > Not all those who wander are lost." > > Email services provided by the System Access Mobile > Network. Visit > www.serotek.com to learn more about accessibility > anywhere. > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > WISH LIST (called Requested Additions To The Bookshare Collection)is available at http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htm http://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm www.jbrownell.com for miscellaneous and useful threads ____________________________________________________________________________________ Looking for last minute shopping deals? Find them fast with Yahoo! Search. http://tools.search.yahoo.com/newsearch/category.php?category=shopping To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.