Biphasic Sleep For Musicians Day 15

I've decided that I'm going to increase my biphasic sleep to 5.5 hours at night. The 5 hours doesn't seem to be enough, but I would still like to be able to do this whole schedule.

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I should make it clear that this is my last attempt to make this work. If I still am going to be feeling drained even with 5.5 hours of sleep, then I'm going to consider this experiment over.

I'll try this out until day 20, and then I'll share my final conclusions, findings, and a summary of my experiment for anyone who might be interested.

  • 7am - As usual, I wanted nothing more but to stay in bed and sleep this morning, but through will power (not to mention a second alarm), I was able to get up.
  • 7:45am - After a smoothie, I'm feeling mostly awake, although I still would love to jump back into bed and sleep for a few more hours.

I took the psychomotor vigilance test and found myself with an average of 279 milliseconds, which is rated "excellent" and is quite an improvement over my first few days, so maybe it's possible that I'm more alert than I'm giving myself credit for!

  • 9am - I was feeling fine for the last hour and a half, but I just started feeling kind of drowsy.
  • 12:40pm - I actually feel fairly decent at the moment. I occasionally have a bout of drowsiness, but overall it's going pretty well.

I just seem to be constantly wavering back and forth between feeling alright, and feeling pretty tired.

Overall, today was alright, but my mornings don't seem to be getting any better. We'll see how 5.5 hours of sleep treats me tonight.

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