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.
Most of the important aspects of my work work requires focus and creativity. One thing I'm realizing, then, is just how destructive it is When focus is thrown off first thing to start the day.
Here was the plan for Day 24 --
Sleeping at 8:50AM.
Setting alarm for 2PM -- 5 hours.
Have to be at Loft at 7PM.