I had a dream that seemed to last forever earlier this morning. The nap felt like hours but was only 30 mins. I woke up twice in the middle of it. I opened my eyes, but stayed in dream-mode, seeing hallucinations and freaking out, and then falling back asleep. It's like my mind had to make me stay in REM/dream-mode no matter what. God what a trippy experiment. I thought it would be simple like stevie p's blog, not quite.
Still it's great, I haven't had a full night's sleep for over 5 nights now, and I'm feeling very good right now...at about 90% mentally and physically both...absolutely ridiculous! The night will have to be filled with different activites, ones that require almost no focus.
I've lost track of what day it is, having to ask again and again or check the calendar. It's weird to see other people sleep for the ENTIRE night now. For the last 3-4 naps, I fall asleep much more easily and quickly now, thank god. The worst is behind me I think.
Alright, rocketeers... this post is on a subject that's near and dear to my heart.
Whenever people hear about the polyphasic sleep schedule, they come up with reasons they couldn't do it. I don't know why... It's really awesome and everyone should want to do it. By far the most common excuse is :
"But I love my sleep. I would never want to give it up."
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.