So here's a weird one for you...
I've decided to cut out cheat naps. I don't think they help, and I can stand cutting them out.
4:25am - woke up from my 4:00 nap
7:00am - feeling pretty sleepy, go to sleep for my nap
7:25am - wake up feeling like a zombie
10:45 - find myself sitting in my office with nothing on the screen, and think "what the hell did I just do for the past three hours". I literally don't know.
I checked my motion detector logs, and it looks like I walked around the living room and kitchen, but spent most of my time in the office. I didn't go back to sleep in the bed at all. The log says I took a shower around 7:30. I vaguely remember that. The aquarium light is on now... I kinda remember that. I have a nearly completed bowl of cereal sitting to my left.
Maybe I fell asleep around 9:30 while sitting up... after that time there's no walks through the living room. I don't remember any sort of wake up though. Maybe I was just in a trance and passed the time. I really have no idea, but it's weird. Time for my 11, now.
I overslept on my earlier nap today. Ty calls and is like "are you sleeping, I'm coming over" I'm like "No, No, I'm always up", not feeling like taking a verbal berating in my fragile state. I think we both knew I was full of shit.
I thought I was done. I had no extra naps last night, and felt good throughout. But I slept right through the alarm this morning. I had turned down the volume on my computer to listen to some music and forgot to turn it back up before the nap. Also, I think I might be associating the wake up song with sleep now that I've had it waking me up 10+ times in 2 days. So now I have a presleep ritual:
1. Check volume
2. Check timer
3. Change the song.
Day Twenty-Six turned out to be incredible.
Lately, I've been working a practical process to get into "High Creative Mode" -- I think has a high hit-rate for getting into that Mode, but I'm not able to consistently execute it. D26, I did --
Strange opening to the day. Didn't sleep on the 15th to force-normalize my sleep schedule.
Woke up at 12:30AM after roughly 8 hours -- earlier than I expected, but I felt awake and refreshed.
First 90 minutes of day I spent reading, answered a couple emails, surfed the net, had water and coffee, was a little groggy. I'm waking up now.