During this large gap of time, a week, I found myself disappointed with my efforts.
I did a lot, though; besides a new resume, seeing a friend’s play, visiting another and talking about jobs and careers, and everything else I’ve been up to, my polyphasic schedule has been improving.
I originally thought that the fact that I was falling into long-sleep periods of 4 hours by accident was a problem. Since I’ve been thinking polyphasic long-term, these long naps feel like my next barrier. Instead of dividing a period of 8 hours of sleep immediately into 6 of 30 minutes, I’ve managed about 4 naps, missing times by an hour, and one nap that runs into the wakeup time for the next in the early AM.
Not sleeping with my girlfriend has been tough. One of the plusses of moving in is the comfort of sleeping with someone you love and care about, the talk before you go to sleep, and hopefully waking up next to them. It’s a heartache every time I tuck her in, though.
Finding somewhere to ‘nap’, and yet be just uncomfortable enough to wake up for the next alarm, has made my sleeping unfulfilling.
Though Steve mentioned naps that revitalized him, I’m still in groggy zone. On sleepier periods, I’ll rescue myself from a nap, or be rescued by my girlfriend, but I’m returned to the state I was in before I napped.. not a “revitalized wakeup.” Moreover, I’m having wispier “daydreams” of less lucidity and impact than my most intense of dreams. So, overall, I think I still have a bit to go.
Some sleep is distinctly more fulfilling. For example, this morning I slept in a longer period of time. I slept long enough that I didn’t feel like going back to what I had done for the past few days in projects, and wanted to do something new.
I’ve found myself able to get less and less sleep as time’s gone on, but eventually, a day like today comes up and I want to fulfill my dues.
Also, this’s provided me more opportunities to daydream and provide an opportunity to remember my dreams.
And an important note.. I think accepting that a nap has ended and that the time is likely over helps me remember my dreams and stay awake better. I’m going to try that policy going ahead.
Meanwhile, feeling aches and pains in parts of my body, and some sort of weakness in my lungs. To be honest? Looking forward to the next long sleep I fall into. Feeling beat.