Still going strong, although I'm definitely feeling it. I ramble a bit when I talk and find it hard to focus. I'm trying to eat at the beginning of each 3.5 hour awake period so that i'll have some energy. What's interesting is that I usually go to sleep feeling good and wake up very hungry.
I can't really describe the sleep. It's almost like I wake up before I realize I'm asleep. Every time I wake up my first thought is "Crap, I haven't fallen asleep yet." and then I realize that I was just asleep.
One of my friends just told me that Arrested Development put out two new episodes. That's great... An easy hour to knock out.
I'm making spinach salad with chicken, apples, and walnuts. How deluxe does that sound? I have an awesome new method of making salads.
Put all the stuff you want in a paper bowl, then put another paper bowl upside down on top and shake it mercilessly. When I write it here it doesn't seem that clever for some reason. It is, though.
Been a while since my last post. I'm still on it. I had a falling out around Thanksgiving with 3-4 days of extreme oversleeping. Where I'm at right now:
I tend to oversleep daily. Just random times. Seems out of my control. Like I will sleepwalk, turn off my alarm, go back to sleep. Or randomly fall asleep at my computer, or find myself in my living room, very confused as to what's going on and what time it is.
I'm usually really exhausted and out of it at 6 am-10am, and then feel fine after 11am...almost like clockwork. But then I will oversleep at other random times when I actually feel okay, like 2pm.
Along with exercise and nutrition, sleep is one of the primary determinants of your happiness and wellbeing. If you don't get good sleep, you will not only be tired, but also pessimistic, unmotivated, lazy or even depressed.
Research has shown that self control is a limited resource that is greatly diminished when you're exhausted. If you don't get good sleep, you are less likely to be productive and stick to your good habits (such as exercise). You are also more likely to do things that you know are bad for you (such as eating sweets).
Good REM sleep plays a critical role in the development of long term memories. If you're trying to learn anything at all, you better make sure you get enough high quality sleep.
Proper sleep is also essential for maintaining a robust immune system. If you want to be happy, healthy, smart and productive, you have must make sure you get good sleep.
Do you think that your physical health and emotional wellbeing can be considered in isolation? Think again. They both come from the same body, and they both require that you sleep well.