I had a total disaster of a day these past 24 hours. 30-60 minute oversleeps all over the place. We're talking 3.5-4 hours total.
The biggest problem was that my new wakeup MP3 wasn't effective. Volume was a bit lower and it faded into the Eminem song rather than jumping into it. My sleeping is so deep now that it's pretty tough to wake me up. Went back to the old MP3... the seagulls weren't so bad.
Thinking about having two options for naps - 25 minute and 35 minute. I'll use the 35 minute one when I'm not very tired, to allow some time to fall asleep. As an experiment today I held a remote in my hand and pressed the button every once in a while to see how long I was actually awake for. That 25 minute nap was 10 minutes of sleep and 15 minutes trying to fall asleep.
That's the big problem with oversleeping - one minor error causes a chain reaction. If you oversleep by even 30 minutes, you won't need to sleep the whole time for your next nap. Then that causes you to be even more tired during the one after that.
I tested out the air compressor alarm... holy christ. I jumped out of bed, thinking I was about to be run over by a Mack Truck or something. Unfortunately I manually switched it off, so it didn't wake me up during my following oversleeps.
Funny... I slept for about 6 hours today which seems like downright gluttony (and feels like it). If I got 6 hours back in the day, I would have been exhausted all day. Onward...
Did I get you right that you were trying to push a button *and* fall asleep? No wonder it took you so long to fall asleep!
Despite ongoing oversleeps, I feel like I'm making tons of progress. I've still probably averaged 4 hours / sleep per night. My window of drowsiness constantly decreases.
Thanks to motion sensors all over my house, I can figure out what's causing these oversleeps.
Last night I sleep walked (4 times) to my office computer, connected through it to the alarm laptop, and then shut off the alarm.
Got a good question from a reader about sleep. One of my goals is to sleep less than 8 hours/night
Hello, and thanks for inviting your blog visitors to email you directly. I just came across your site today, and got some good reading out of your "top stories" list. What compelled me to write, though, was a trend I noticed on some of your "goals" posts: sleeping less than 8 hours per night.
It caught my attention, because at first glance it looks counter-intuitive. Yet I understand exactly what you mean.
Cut. Return to monologue later. Get to the askin':
How is it working out for you?