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Hello. Let me take a second to introduce myself. I am Neetu, Manish's younger sister by 2 years. We live together in an apartment and have decided to transition to polyphasic napping as a new lifestyle. Why waste all that time sleeping? Life's too short? Not anymore!
Anyways, I am writing his blog because he is incoherent to mentally tasking activities at the moment. He spent two nights sleeping for about 5 hours of sleep each night, and now he is further sleep deprived on the polyphasic sleep diet. He has resulted to cleaning his room and organizing his socks to stay awake. We look forward to the moment when fatigues stops being an issue, and the productivity really kicks in. At the moment, it is just a battle between us and the clock.
We were inspired by the by the experiment of Steve Pavlina and the constant borage and enthusiasm of our buddy Cornrow. On Pavlina's blog, you can read about his experiences and challenges in adopting to the new sleep schedule. Luckily, we are scattering our sleep cycles so that we can wake each other up after our naps. Cornrow got an early start and is pretty much already on the schedule, which is fantastic so he can keep us psyched and drive us around when we are delerious!
It's getting worse.... I will conquer it, though.
I've noticed that I'm feeling groggy for less time after each nap. I barely feel it at all after that one.
So far every time I wake up I'm filled with a sense of panic, thinking I've overslept. It's amazing that such a short time can actually refresh you at all.
Not much else to report, really. I think I'm on this for good.
Still going strong. When I wake up from a nap I don't feel tired like I would if I normally would from waking up early. Instead I feel slightly disoriented and groggy. This goes away fully during the first 20 minutes of being awake or so. I'm definitely awake enough to drive.
Is it possible that I've already adapted? This is the second 4 hour period in a row where I feel great. I'd say that I feel maybe 15% foggy, but overall pretty great. I would definitely be comfortable driving a car.
In fact, I've been working on 16'x12' post it note mosaic on one of my walls, so once stores are open I'll go drive and get some more post its.
I think that eating in the beginning of every period has helped.
I woke up in a panic, realizing that a) I wasn't tired, and b) my alarm wasn't going off.
I sat up, disappointed that I had already messed it up, and then I looked at my clock - I still had 3 minutes left.
That's right... I woke up 3 minutes early, naturally. I actually checked my calendar, because it feels like I've been sleeping for a long time. This is also the first time I distinctly remember my dream (I was ordering salmon, which incidentally, I'm about to cook).
This last wakeup seemed pretty good. I felt maybe slightly less tired than the previous ones.
This time I actually had dreams that I wasn't sleeping. Sounds weird, is weird, but probably less than it sounds.
I also experience some confusion when waking up. Each time I don't recognize that the alarm is the reason I'm awake.
Still going strong, although I'm definitely feeling it. I ramble a bit when I talk and find it hard to focus. I'm trying to eat at the beginning of each 3.5 hour awake period so that i'll have some energy. What's interesting is that I usually go to sleep feeling good and wake up very hungry.
I can't really describe the sleep. It's almost like I wake up before I realize I'm asleep. Every time I wake up my first thought is "Crap, I haven't fallen asleep yet." and then I realize that I was just asleep.
One of my friends just told me that Arrested Development put out two new episodes. That's great... An easy hour to knock out.
I haven't taken a nap since my last update, but I wrote a huge long motivational letter to myself. Here it is :
Dear Ty :
Hey man. Look, I know it's probably REALLY hard for you to stick to the sleep diet right now, but PLEASE PUSH THROUGH FOR ME. I've put some serious time and have gotten you most of the way there. You're doing the hard part now, but you can make it!
Just think about how great it's going to be in just a day or two! You will never sleep a full night again! The power is going to be amazing! You're going to start your new business! How fun will that be?? With all this free time, you can make it to a million by 25. I know you can. You've been hustling and that's awesome
I can't wait to tell people 'Actually, I don't sleep.'. THIS IS SO TY! You are going to make it and be a badass. It will help with everything' you will be a mini celebrity just for this if you play it correctly.