Originally Posted by l Love Beer
but the last 2 days my sleep schedule has been out of whack (sleeping way too late and staying up all night.)
and then when i realized that i still wasn't tired, i decided to get another session going (since i'd been running pretty well.)
By this time it was 6:00 AM EST. The strange thing is that almost the exact same thing happened the night before (same times and same results.) It may be due to not taking a big enough break between sessions, or not having a clear head when playing,
Guess i'll have to find something else to occupy all my time while my insomnia continues.
Took out some info from your post and it looks like you've answered your own question about the downswing. You're playing when too tired/bored.
I've never had any problem adjusting to players of other nationalities and realy haven't seen much of a difference between their play or anyone elses. I've found myself at tables with players with Europeans, North Americans, Aussies and Asians all at the same table more often than not. Time of day has some factor as to who you'll be opposing but people everwhere work jobs of all hours therefore they play when they can.
If you see the time is way late it's time to just power off the computer and walk away. Get some sleep or do some reading in bed to help you get to sleep. That should help you avoid the problem you're facing.