October 21, 2015

Everyman Phase Two: Day 2

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

It was a bit harder for me to wake up from my core nap today, though I forced myself to get out of bed (lest laying there for too long bring me back to sleep). I also think I may be coming down with a bit of a cold, although I started noticing the early symptoms of it before I started Phase Two, so I'm not inclined to think it's due to Everyman. I did notice that I dreamt for most for most of my core sleep.

I had a hard time sleeping during my main nap - my nose was stuffy and congested, and that made sleeping pretty difficult.  My second nap, however, went rather well. Although I didn't dive into full REM, I definitely felt a drop in consciousness and woke up feeling refreshed.

Unfortunately, it didn't last long, as by mid-afternoon I was yawning more often and wishing I could take another nap. I received a bit of a second wind in the late afternoon, and although I was pretty drowsy on the train ride, I was able to fight it off.

The third nap felt great to get ready for - I'm starting to feel my body get tired around the time it's supposed to.  Granted, during adaptation you usually feel tired more than usual, but it's nice to see that my body appears to be adjusting to this schedule, if even in small increments. The nap itself wasn't very deep, but I still got up refreshed, which I find unusual (but I'm not complaining!)  I learned an important lesson, though - don't linger in bed when the alarm goes off, get right up! I nearly feel back asleep, but it did not feel good (made me woozy for a second) and I forced myself to get up.  I've noticed this if I try to sleep on the train - it usually results in me feeling woozy, dizzy, and with a minor headache, so it's best to be avoided if you can make it till your next nap.

Updated vitals are available here.  Still seeing some larger deltas in the cognitive testing, so it's hard to draw any conclusions just yet.

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