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Hey. i hit the hard part. this totally sucks. i feel like a zombie. I keep waking up worse than before, and all i can think about is sleep. all the grapes in the world coun't fix this. my eyes hurt so much. They just don't want to focus anymore. i don't even want put on my glasses. I just need to make it through tonight, and i'll be home free. just a few more hours. need to do something mind numbing, and yet engaging. i'm gonna go clean. damn it.
Another nap... did nothing except possibly making things worse. I am so exhauste.d
I feel like I'm going through the hell period again. It's taking all of my will power to stay awake. Why????
I just woke up from a nap. It was the first time that I woke up on my own!! I think that I am making great headway. Generally, day 3 and 4 are supposed to be the worst. So far, my day 3 was pretty great. I had an awesome nap in the evening, where I fell asleep pretty easily and then woke up pretty easily. Right now, a little after midnight, I am pretty excited that I still have the entire night ahead of me. I am already planning the things that I can get done for school and business. Just to give you a comparison, on the first night at about 5 am, my body and mind were both flipping out. basically saying "what is wrong with you Neetu? Have you turned into a nocturnal freak? Why are you doing this STUPID sleep experiment?!?!?! GO TO SLEEEEEEEEEEEEP!!!!!!!!!!!" So, there has been great improvement since then.
On another note, I have seen some changes in my health in the past few days. On day 1, I started the day with allergies for some odd reason, which hasn't happened in months. Then on day 2, the allergies persisted so I had to go to class with tissues. Today, my allergies greatly diminished and hardly bothered me, which is great! In the past, when I would have an allergy ridden day, the only way to get over it was with a full night's rest. I was paying close to see when the allergies would go away because I hate taking a daily allergy pill. It is just such a hassle. It was nice to let it pass naturally and let my body take care of it. I am excited to see what the rest of the night brings. Last night, Manish was having a really tough time staying awake. It was his third night and he was just really suffering. Kind of delerious and all. Ty said that the difficult phase is unavoidable, so I keep expecting it to come, but it doesn't show up. Kind of strange. We'll see. I'll keep posting my updates.
Here comes the dreded night again, but I feel really good going in. I'm feeling at about 90% my normal peak right now. By this time tomorrow I should be calling it the peacful, fun or starry night. Woke up naturally from last two naps, the first of which had intense, vivid dreaming.
Everyone should try this experiment out at least once in their life, there's no excuse not to at least give it a go. It'll take at least a long weekend (4 days) if you have a consistent work schedule. I recommend Thanksgiving or Christmas. If you can't spare that, all you really have to do is take a nap right before work, during the first half of your lunch break, and then one right after work...see, no excuses.
Haven't had another nap, but I'm not tired anymore. I did eat some food, so I think maybe I'm not used to the larger amount of food I have to eat.
Still loving this whole thing and in total disbelief that it works.
I'm slightly tired now, after my 1pm. The one before was one of those naps where I naturally woke up early. I seems like those cause some sleepiness in the next-next cycle, rather than the one expected. From now on I will try to make myself go back to sleep when I wake early.
Even so, I'm not very tired... but I don't feel perfect like I did before. There's a Dell guy here to fix my printer, but after he leaves I plan on singing really loud to rap music to wake myself up.
Overslept by one hour on my last nap. I got up to turn off the alarm and then sat back down on the bed for what I thought would be a one second breather...obviously not. Lesson learned, stay away from the bed, it will get you! I find it odd that I woke up naturally just one hour later considering how little sleep I've been getting. I'm not discouraged. I'm still on track, just a little hiccup.
This is so wild. I woke up after only 18 minutes during my last nap and I feel great. Then again I felt great before it too.
The only sticking point I have now is that it's tough to fall asleep sometimes because I'm so awake.
it is amazing to me that this actually works.
after 2 naps that were less than satisfactory, I was able to get in a great nap. My body is craving a full night's rest,so I did not wake up feeling totally rested. I feel like I would after a night with 8 hours of sleep,but waking up on the "wrong" side of the bed. Just a little bit sluggish I suppose.
Manish's after nap comment:"For some reason, all of my tiredness is in my left eye" very funny and bizarre.
okay, continuing on....The first few minutes after waking up are pretty foggy, but after a little while my mind totally clears out and I can function again without thinking about my next nap.