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.
Your whole log sounds exactly like me right now. I'm experiencing all the same things and have the same determination to get on this thing. And yeah! Everyone and the blah blah blah LOL. It's horrible.
That's some setup you've got there, is it THAT hard to wake you up? Duct-tapin laptops backup-backup speakers and stuff.
Good luck polysleeping.
You're masochistic, right? :D
Then again maybe we all are...
Since you're into the hardcore methods, you could also consider making a throat spray from habenero and ginger. That wakes you up apparently. Hell, I'd be suprised if it didn't - nothing like agony to keep one awake :P
Your dedication and ingenuity astounds me. While most would give up, you've gone to the point of nearly inventing things to give you a solution. Bravo.
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 don't really like the way comments are on this site. You know what I mean? It is confusing to have comments with different hierarchical levels display at the same level visually. This happens when you scroll down so that a non- root-level comment will be dragged all the way to the left. In this way, a real root node, displayed further down the screen, will take up the same amount of horizontal space as this child node, and then all hell breaks loose. I can't tell what's the parent of what, and who replied where, and all the fuzziness happened.
---By the way, I don't really plan on having anyone read this, so if you are reading it, please know that I usually am more coherent than this. My brain is kind of fried fries.
On Reddit, you can open and close layers of comments and their children. I find this very useful, because sometimes I want to disregard the shit out of shit.
I was thinking, maybe it would be good if you could click "Focus on this Comment" on a comment and then you'd be like 'Wow'. Because then it would move it over to the leftest point, and you'd only see its children. Then you could "Focus on this Comment" on one of its children. Then you could go back to the first one, by using the browser history. Then, you would be happiness.
Possibly also, there could be different colors for different levels of posts. That way, nobody would get lost trying to keep track of which parent is parent.