November 12, 2015

Everyman Phase Two: Day 25

Current Schedule: Core Sleep: 10pm-2am  Naps: 6:00-6:20am, 11:20-11:40am, 5:40-6pm.

Today was much better - my cold symptoms are definitely starting to subside now.  I have a dry cough (presumably from my residual post-nasal drip) and some heaviness in my chest, but otherwise things are going much better.  Magical, even, like Cinderella turning into a beautiful sloth.

Jen Lewis / BuzzFeed / Disney

Going back to the 4 hour schedule did result in some tiredness this morning, but that wasn't terribly surprising.  My naps were again pretty light, which was annoying but I believe a side-effect of the cold itself disrupting my sleep.  I'm fairly certain I would have had a great third nap if I wasn't coughing every two minutes when I tried to lie down.

Otherwise, though, I think I'm making pretty good progress overall.  I have an exam on Saturday afternoon, so to avoid taking it at the very beginning of a new segment, I'm going to begin my next segment (and finally graduate to Phase Three!) that Saturday night instead of Friday like I normally would. This will also give my body another day to compensate for the monkey wrench this annoying cold tossed into my plans, but it's also taught me some important lessons on how to properly adjust one's sleep schedule when sick.

New set of vitals updated here - I find it rather interesting to see the spike in blood pressure and resting heart rate that my cold gave me.  I know that sickness in general is known to cause this, but I find it fascinating to watch (and measure!) it happening to my own body.  Quite a nifty and well-designed machine our bodies are.

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