I’ve finally updated / DR’d all my Naim gear (except for one SC which I’ll probably get done soon) and tweaked everything up appropriately.
After uncovering a couple of problems in my components–that were discovered during servicing–plus buying new speakers (I don’t think forum rules allow stating the brand), my 2-year period of dissatisfaction with my system, and coming close to throwing in the towel in frustration, my system is finally BACK and sounding wonderful!
I’m getting the joy and satisfaction of listening to music again, and am back to wanting to listen to LPs and CDs that I haven’t listened to for years.
However, this has caused a not-insubstantial problem.
Night-after-night, I’ve gone up to my dedicated music room, listening to music into the wee hours of the morning. I’ve been relaxing in my listening chair, turning off the lights, listen to a few records or CDs and then—falling asleep, only to wake up at 3am or 4am sitting in my chair–then struggling half-asleep to get up–staggering to my gear to put it on standby–then staggering downstairs to get some bed-sleep. This HAS to be harmful to one’s health!
So I’m wondering if anyone else is “hooked” to this extent and perhaps suffered any long-term health effects from lack of sleep. I wonder if any other brand of audio gear has the same ability to do this!
While only a half-serious question, it may perhaps really be a matter of concern since lack of sleep is definitely a health issue. I’m wondering if the relaxation and satisfaction of enjoying music on great system may overcome some of the ill-effects of loosing so much sleep!
Just some random thoughts for consideration…