Biphasic Sleep For Musicians Day 5

Waking up today was exceptionally difficult. I went to bed last night at around 3am, so it was an hour later than I should have. I'm not sure if that was the cause, or if I'm still not adjusted, but my mornings are still very difficult. 

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  • 9:10am - After an hour of being awake, I'm much more alert already.
  • 10:35am - Head still hazy, but I am feeling fairly awake.
  • 12pm - Everything just feels so bright outside. I also don't really feel like napping until I actually think about it... aaaaaand now I feel like napping ;)
  • 7:40pm - I've started getting really drowsy right now, even in the midst of playing a video game (Borderlands 2 for those who are interested). I need to wait an hour to take my nap though, as we're in the middle of a mission!
  • 10:45pm - I woke from my nap feeling a little bit disoriented about what time it was. I feel like it should be 10:15 based on when I went to sleep and set my timer, but it's not! I feel like 30 minutes have gone unaccounted for, so I feel kind of cheated here!

I woke up from my nap fairly easily, but feeling like you lost time just isn't very pleasant at all.

Today things have been fairly pleasant and not overwhelming. I'm usually not too tired unless:

  • I've just woken up
  • I'm needing to nap
  • It's late at night, after midnight. opposed to all the time like it was in Day 2.

My nap today obviously came quite late. It's starting to become a bit of trouble to find time to do it during the afternoon. This would be a lot easier during the work week when I spend less time on my social life.

I'm starting to get to a point where it's taking less discipline or willpower to maintain this schedule, and it's become a bit more like habit. Although I still get tired at nights if I take my nap too late, I'm starting to get used to it in general.

Still Many Improvements To Be Made

What I would like to still see improved, would be my:

  • general alertness
  • grogginess in the morning. I would like to wake up at 6:30am and feel completely awake and alert, and wanting to get up (instead of tired).
  • naps. I want to be a bit more consistent about when I take my nap, instead of shooting from the hip each day. I want to find out which time works best for me.
  • head-pressure. I feel a fair amount of pressure in my head, and in my eyes, especially when looking at my computer, that I might not otherwise feel.

I also would like to see my health get a little bit better. My throat ulcer has gotten worse, but I already usually get them 4-6 times a year, so as I said before: it's no surprise that I'm getting them now. It sure is irritating though, and quite painful to have one. 

If you were thinking about getting a throat ulcer, I would recommend against it. 2 thumbs down.

I did put some salt on it though, and that make a big dent in the pain of it, so I'm hoping it will go away soon enough.

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