THIS LINK will take you to a discussion board, where the initial post (fairly lengthy) was made by a member named Ivy (DOES NOT HAVE ME/CFS). I first ran across this a couple years ago, and have thought about it off and on since then. Essentially, it's a story of how Ivy was able to overcome many health difficulties, many of which are common to pwCFS, simply by reducing sleep to about 4-6 hours / night. I found this story intriguing because I too notice that I sometimes feel significantly better a day following a relative lack of sleep, although sometimes I feel worse as well. Anyway, thought I'd pass it along. You never know when some obscure kind of thing can make a meaningful difference in our lives. I found Ivy's comments about depression (bolded below) to be particularly interesting. -- Wayne The first paragraph was part of Ivy's introduction, the following two longer paragraphs were part of the conclusion. The entire post is considerably longer.