Core Sleep: 10pm-2am Naps: 6:00-6:20am, 11:20-11:40am, 5:40-6pm.
Well, today begins the venture into the next segment: a four hour core sleep. It started off well enough, had my first nap (which was great), but I made the grave mistake of staying laying down on the couch because it was warm and comfy. Yeah... I woke up a couple hours later. :/ I was surprisingly refreshed (I figured I might be groggy, as I usually feel when I oversleep), but I felt great for the afternoon. In retrospect, perhaps the extra sleep wasn't too bad, as I was forced to skip my third nap entirely due to attending a ball in the evening and some friends showing up unexpectedly. However, my sleep schedule was thrown off pretty bad - not only did I skip my third nap, but I didn't end up getting to sleep until around 2am. Not the best way to start off a new segment.
Figuring out how to modify my schedule for social functions and unexpected events may prove to be the biggest long-term challenge to this sleep schedule, but at the end of the day it's not terribly different than a monophasic sleeper who was simply watchful of their sleep hours. If you drastically change your sleep schedule by a few hours, you're going to feel those effects regardless
of your sleeping patterns. Learning to adapt, then, is key to your best performance, but I suppose that's nothing new :)
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