Can sleep operate as some kind of giant psychological defence?

Not even sleep, because for long periods of time I was awake, and aware, and thinking, I just couldn’t get the body to rouse, I couldn’t get the eyes to open, I couldn’t get the limbs to move.

Or I was dreaming.

I was in that state from, I think, Wednesday evening.

Now I am assessing the damage, which is considerable, and trying to formulate a plan.