I get this kind of drunk feeling when I’m sleepy. I’ll feel a little tipsy, almost like I just had a glass or two of wine, but without the pleasurable buzz. More like a kind of dull sick feeling. Also, my eyes water and burn a little, ESPECIALLY if I’ve been reading/watching TV/using the computer/etc.
I get punchy/silly. Or sometimes it’s the reverse, and I get irritable, and withdraw — Don’t feel like talking and want to just be left alone. But I usually only get this overtired when I’m working and I’m up against the wall on a deadline, otherwise, I’d just go get some sleep and recharge.
My language skills go out the window. Which is pretty bad, as I write for a living. I remember talking to my boss after a long week and a mentally fatiguing day, gesturing to that “thing” over there and trying to come up with the word for it and generally failing. “You mean on the bookcase?” my boss gently chided. “Yes. I write for a living!” I replied. We both laughed.
Me too, but it is a weird nausea that makes me feel like I need to be eating constantly to prevent being ill. Right now I haven’t slept in about 30 hours due to my horrible insomnia and unless I am actively chewing something my stomach hurts. :(:mad:
I get a feeling I describe as “a cat sitting on my head”–just kind of a diffuse feeling of something soft and heavy pushing down on the top front part of my head, and it only happens when I’m really tired. That’s my signal for “time to head to bed.”