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Just made it through another nap using my awesome new alarm clock.
I'm feeling fantastic today... not tired at all. The key has been that I have been working all day long. What a great system! It forces me to be productive.
Also, from what I've read it may take 1-2 more weeks until we aren't getting tired at night. I can live with that if I have to. I've also read that working out and general productivity makes it much easier to stay awake at night.
I think this is what makes the night more drowsy...for half the day time naps, I'm not sleepy, so it takes me too long to fall asleep and I don't fall into REM.
I overslept on my earlier nap today. Ty calls and is like "are you sleeping, I'm coming over" I'm like "No, No, I'm always up", not feeling like taking a verbal berating in my fragile state. I think we both knew I was full of shit.
I thought I was done. I had no extra naps last night, and felt good throughout. But I slept right through the alarm this morning. I had turned down the volume on my computer to listen to some music and forgot to turn it back up before the nap. Also, I think I might be associating the wake up song with sleep now that I've had it waking me up 10+ times in 2 days. So now I have a presleep ritual:
1. Check volume
2. Check timer
3. Change the song.
The grapes i'm eating are dirty. I've tried washing them, but the dirt is stuck to the skin. Luckily they're organic, so I'm just asuming that massive character is being built. You know, because I still need more character after SEVEN DAYS OF STAYING AWAKE.
I'm feeling pretty great today. The reason? Projects. Let's start with the only project I've done so far:
PROJECT ULTIMATE ALARM CLOCK
I totally over slept. I hate the morning time. I can never remember anything that happens after my 5 am nap every morning. The time frame from about 5 am till 10 am becomes a total blur. I slept on the sofa. I have no idea what time I woke up or went to sleep. i think that i slept for about 2 hours. No more of that. Just unacceptable. I commit to proper training of my body. If I am going to do this, I'm gonna do it right. Every time that I am seated and begin to feel slightly sleepy, I am going to start dancing around like a monkey.....a delerious monkey. This will totally match how I feel at the moment. Ha ha.
Wake up ritual to be implemented:
Walk Around Outside
So... I was sitting in the living room, about as dead as I could possibly be. I couldn't keep my eyes focused, and could barely keep them open. I was miserable.
Neetu suggests that Manish try hypnotizing me. I don't really believe in it, but I figure I might as well try it. Sure enough, I was wide awake afterwards! A couple naps later I'm a bit tired again, but not too bad at all.
Things seem to be going pretty well ever since The Worst Night Ever In History. My naps have been full 25 minutes solid naps. I feel a little drowsy right now, but not bad at all. Neetu looks like a zombie.
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.
I think I might have taken an extra nap. Then again, my entire night was a blur of me running circles in my house jumping on the furniture and yelling, rapping at the top of my lungs in the theater, slamming into walls by accident, trying to go on a walk outside, but walking directly into a prickly bush, and trying to clean but being unable to keep my eyes open.
I don't know how I got through that, but I''ll do it every night for a week if necessary. I'm getting this polyphasic thing no matter what.
Tonight is so much better than last night...the absolute hell period. I'm starting to go deeper on my naps, but still not hitting REM very often. I've got sleepy eyes. Go away sleepy eyes.