November 3, 2015

Everyman Phase Two: Day 16

Current Schedule: Core Sleep: 10pm-3am  Naps: 6:00-6:20am, 11:20-11:40am, 5:40-6pm.

I still find it funny that I'm waking up at 3am.  Typically, that would only rarely happen in cases of really bad insomnia, or more commonly because of the Marine Corps, for any number of reasons. One of my favorites was waking up at o'dark thirty so we could march over to the armory... just to wait outside for three hours until they actually opened to issue us weapons. Yut.

Interestingly, I found myself waking up shortly before my alarm went off, which I suppose is progress, though originally I thought I slept way too late.  Still pretty tired in the morning, though playing some video games cleared that up and help me focus.  First two naps were pretty light and not terribly restorative - I'm not sure if I slept at all - but the third one was great.  It reminded me how powerfully invigorating one solid nap can be while being polyphasic, as I got up feeling great and probably the best I felt all day.  Presumably, this is hopefully what I can look forward to once my body starts getting consistent, solid naps each time, but I understand that's a work in progress.  The main reason I started this polyphasic project was because I had difficulty getting good sleep, so I'm not at all surprised my naps are still rough at this point.

In other news, my body fat dropped to 12.8% in today's vitals.  That seems like a pretty big swing from yesterday's 13.2%, so I'm chalking that up to measurement variance (or a highly unusual variable fat storage mechanism), but either way, it's a good lesson to not worry about a sole figure - trends are the more indicative measurement.

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