I overslept by 90 minutes. I'm not proud of this. In fact, I'm in a bit of a rage over the whole thing. I don't think most people out there understand the precautions I've taken to ensure that I don't sleep.
Well, here's the latest. I've put my very loud air compressor in my bed, a foot or two from my face. If I remain in bed for 10 minutes longer than the alotted 25 minutes, it gets turned on automatically. I doubt there's anyone who has successfully slept with an air compressor going off two feet from their face. If you look at the picture below, you can also see a crock pot in the bottom left. I was going to have that boil water and then have the air compressor splash it on my face, but that proved to be too complicated at the moment.
What's frustrating is that I'm not actively making the decision, "this is too hard". My own body is sabotaging me.
I've made a lot of changes which have dramatically helped eliminate oversleeping. Here's a rundown of how it works :
The next measures I take will involve water being dumped on my face via water fountain pump and possibly a winch which pulls me out of bed and into the air. I don't know anything about winches, though. I really don't like being electrocuted, but one of those dog collar things isn't out of the question.
A lot of people will undoubtedly say "If you need to go through all this trouble, then obviously your body isn't meant for this. Blah blah blah blah". I am a stubborn person, and getting over 24 years of crappy hibernation programming is tougher than I thought it would be. However, I WILL succeed. I will literally do this for the next five years if I have to. It's only a matter of time before my subconcious relents.
Perhaps due to my new commitment to not oversleeping, the past 2-3 days have really been great. I had a couple light sleeps in my chair (<1 hour), but the overall quality of both my naps and my awake time continues to increase.
Today, for example, I haven't been tired for the past 24 hours. My minor oversleep of 30 minutes was because I was bored and just spacing out at my computer.
Each nap I've had in the past 24 hours was accompanied by an awesome dream, and naturally ended before my alarm clock. Usually when that happens I get another quick nap in before the alarm goes off, but when I woke up early on my most recent nap, I just got out of bed. The funny thing is that I was SURE that I overslept - I felt great and it seemed like I was in bed for hours.
I was court ordered in the great state of NJ to have an Interlock installed for Six Months after the restoration of my license.
The service I used was seemingly the best deal around, coming in at just over $ 700.00 for the 6 months if you paid in full at installation. This covered the rental of the unit, the monthly(or bi monthly) monitoring appointments, installation and removal, AND Insurance on the beeping box. The box alone is around $ 1500.00, and you are on the hook if it breaks during use, is stolen, is tampered with, etc. BUY THE INSURANCE. The people I used are:
The unseen costs are:
-The annoyance every time it beeps requesting your attention.