I can only, assume that, like me, you are a devoted fan of Radio Lab with an enormous crush on Jad Abumrad. Right? I listen to it while I run, and lately I have found myself believing that I will eventually hit some critical number of “episodes heard” and arrive at a complete, seamless understanding of the human experience. In the meantime, it is darn enjoyable.
Anyway, have you heard this segment? It’s about as spot-on a portrayal as I can imagine of the sleep deprivation of new parents (or parents of 18-month-olds who still don’t sleep, as the case may be). I almost busted out crying right there on the track at the Y. If you’ve ever googled “so tired I want to die” or “does sleep deprivation cause insanity?” and can handle a brief trip back into that world, check it out.