September 18th, 2009

Bad Sleep Day - Polyphasic Sleep Update

Despite being really tired yesterday (running around a number of places lugging two heavy bags continously for 6 hours), I was well-rested and productive at night:


6.30am-12.30am: Sleep
1-7pm: On my feet
8pm-11pm: Slept 3 hours. Woke up refreshed
11pm-6.30am: Work

Today is a different story. I had 3 interrupted sleep periods and was very sleepy and unproductive the whole day.


7am-9.45am: Slept for 2hr45min, woken up by a phone call
9.45am-1.45pm: Work
1.45pm-2pm: Decided to do some light workout. Still sleepy
2pm-3pm: Took a nap
3pm-4pm: Phone rang. Talked for an hour
4pm-9pm: Home
9pm-11.30pm: Intended to sleep for 3 hour but awaken by cat at hour 2.5. Another interrupted sleep cycle means waking up feeling terrible.

Here’s a nicely illustrated article on How to Nap. It should have included the all-important tip — “Remove cat from room.”

Improvement to the current natural polyphasic sleep system: I will limit my afternoon naps to between 20 and 45 minutes on days I’m expecting an important phone call by setting an alarm.

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Hello, Just wanted to let you know that I featured your blog on my site. Happy napping!
jorel314  at 12:51 am on October 13, 2009

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