17.12.09

Polyphasic Sleep Day 2 (2nd attempt)

2AM: nap: Still not tired enough, but seem to be getting closer now.

UPDATE: 6AM nap: Exhausted, I think I slept, but like always I can't remember. I then was so tired that after I got up at 6:30 I set my alarm again for 7:00AM and after I got up then I was a zombie and sat at my table. I put my head on my arm and dozed off till 8:00AM, so once again I screwed up. But this time it is the least screwing up I have ever done, because first it didn't give my body a sleep longer than an hour, so my body wouldn't have gotten the REM sleep it needs at the end of a 90 minute sleep cycle unless my cycles have started to compress. Second I only overslept for an hour and a half total. Let us see if I am tired enough for my 10AM nap.

UPDATE 10AM nap: IT WORKED!
I was tired enough for this one, I spent the time before it almost dozing off leaning against my wall, and only checking my watch every few minutes. The last I looked at it, it was 10:03AM and I realized it was past nap time, then I spent a few minutes gets settled in my bed. The next thing I knew I was having a dream (although I thought I was still awake), partially about oversleeping and partially about my nextdoor neighbor telling me that she was robbing banks and stealing things. (not sure how the two are connected) I also dreamed that I reset my alarm to wake me up later. However, I woke up and it was 10:25. And I couldn't believe it because it felt like my dream lasted a lot longer. The conclusion I can draw from this is that my sleep cycle has been compressed from 90 minutes to much shorter. Usually REM sleep only appears after 90 minutes or longer, but I was dreaming, so I must have had REM sleep. Hopefully I can keep going. At first I was still tired after my nap (although less tired than before I took it) but now it is almost 11AM and I am sitting here typing this and I feel totally refreshed. Although I should note that I have not felt totally refreshed for the past 4 days so it might just be that I feel less worse, but to me at least perception is reality.

UPDATE: 2PM nap: Had an interesting missing time experience during this one, although I can't remember a dream if I had one. All I remember is lying there for a few minutes and the next thing I know the alarm is going off and I can't believe it is already 2:30PM.

UPDATE: 6PM nap: Don't know what happened here, maybe my alarm didn't go off right, all I remember is waking up at 7:30 and seeing that my alarm was set for 7:40, I think I had a dream and then it made me change my alarm, very sucky.

UPDATE: 10PM nap: Wasn't tired.

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