November 4, 2015

Everyman Phase Two: Day 17

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

My schedule has been messed around a lot recently, mainly because various events at work (like important meetings) have overlapped with my scheduled nap times.  Thus, while I always take my three naps - I never miss them entirely - it's been hard to stay consistent.  Consistency, I'm told, is vitally important during adaptation, if only to give the brain times it can reliable expect to take naps.

This morning, I felt pretty out of it. Tired, drowsy, hard to concentrate, you name it.  The effects of sleep dep seem strongest shortly after waking.  However, they usually fade after an hour or two, and after I've had my first nap, I'm usually functioning pretty well.  Incidentally, I usually feel my best in the afternoon and evening, though there can be a bit of drowsiness after meals.  Although it started a bit rough, today was pretty good overall.

I'm starting to wonder if a week might be a good length of time for doing a phasic adaptation.  Once the body has reacted and adjusted to the hour offset, another one comes along, which would seem to keep progress moving towards full Everyman while keeping the side effects manageable.  Some have the opportunity to take several days for themselves, and if I could, I would probably have used a condensed adaption period.  However, I feel the phasic approach is generating results for me without interrupting my ability to get things done at work, which I gather would be the case if I tried to switch cold turkey.  So, we shall see.

 Today's vitals are uploaded.

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