Why Sleep Deprivation is Dangerous
When I woke up this morning, I decided to make a pot of coffee. I have made a pot of coffee, probably close to 2500 times in my life. Essentially, every morning for the past ten years or so. However, this morning, not unlike most mornings, I was still half asleep when doing it. In the process of preparing it, I failed to to put the basket into the maker, and instead put the coffee grounds and filter, directly into the area where the basket normally sits. I then started the machine, and went to take a shower, only to come back and find coffee grounds and spilled coffee all over the counter top and floor. Awesome. Point of this story? Even if you have done a procedure 2500 times before, you can still royally F it up when you are doing it half asleep. Application to medicine? Check. Mental note made? Check.