October 25, 2015

Everyman Phase Two: Day 6

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

It was pretty difficult waking up today - I stayed in bed for about 15 minutes before I finally got up.  It might have been because it was the start of the weekend, so I didn't get to sleep at the same time I usually do (about 1.5 hours later).  My goal is to get to sleep at the same time each night, or at least within one hour of the previous night's bed time.  Either way, this is something I'm going to have to work on avoiding in order to stay consistent.

Speaking of adjusting sleep times, I've decided to move up the timetable a tiny bit.  My plan for Phase Two was to reduce by one hour the amount of time during my core sleep, until I get to a three-hour core sleep.  Originally this change would occur from the Sunday-Monday sleep, but I now realize that it would make much more sense to make this transition on the Friday-Saturday core sleep, thus giving me two nights to get used to the new pattern before I head to work.  It seems so obvious and logical now, I'm not sure why I didn't think of this before!

The first nap was lighter like it usually is, but surprisingly heavier near the end of it, enough so that I laid there for a minute or so before I got up, just to gather myself and wake myself up. The second and third naps went well too, with a short dream in the middle of the second nap - a very encouraging sign!

My vitals.

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