Waking up was Ok. I could concentrate and work quite well until 5:30. Time at which I got drowsy and sleepy. However some activity snapped me out of it and I got back to work.
It’s day 4 of the Everyman schedule and I’m doing very well. Much better than the first day. Again the 7am nap is still full of REM, just like in a normal sleep morning.
Today I slept 4h and 39mn in total and I’m not feeling sleepy all day. Instead there are a few moments around 6:30, 12:30 and after 22:00 when I feel quite tired. But my energy levels are relatively constant the rest of the day. I may start logging my subjective alertness and awareness on a 1 – 10 scale through the day to try to describe better the adaptation period. Readers, what do you think? Would that be useful?Health: I stayed at home today to regain all my strength. My leg injury has healed very quickly (almost finished in 3 days), so I don’t see the sleep deprivation affecting it so far. Otherwise I’m snacking a bit more, still doing dinner and lunch and drinking more juice and water.
Adapting? All in all, it’s too early to say if I have adapted to Everyman. My body may be just getting more and more tired and I just haven’t noticed. Most personal accounts describe a 2 – 3 week adaptation phase, so I have to be patient and continue sticking to the schedule. Perhaps in a week I’ll make a first attempt at überman (6 twenty minute naps and no core sleep). Below is the evolution in the last week and a half of my core sleep times:
As you see there is no clear repeating structure or pattern every night. This may be a combination of natural variability and adaptation (I’ll be able to tell you more when I crunch the data from the first two weeks of normal sleep). Have a nice sleep!