Day 8, Tuesday went haywire, got home late at 9pm, no nap, to bed at 10, slept til 530AM. I'll post with dates of the morning, so now it's day 9. Just lost my post as I was writing it so, again...
Lots of surprising things with this process but I'm very much still into it.
Yesterday nap at 330PM and up at 5. Felt great once up, even though phone rang 4 times and had to answer. Felt like I went right back into deep sleep. Then night went great with spontaneous awakening 5 minutes before alarm, after 4:30 hours/3 cycles. Hope that happens again!!
Earlier nap seems good, will wait to see.
Surprised at the degree of readjustment after basically free sleeping through the weekend because of a house full of company playing music, didn't want to miss anything! Again, we'll see over time...
happy thanksgiving everyone. JoeBlogs--thanks for posting your log here--it's really interesting to see how different people's experiences are. I totally agree with your notion of taking your time with transition to smaller chunks of nightsleep. Every one is a bit different in their sleep requirements, I think and also I expect our individual sleep requirements differ a bit depending upon what is going on. At the same time, tinkering with this is fun, isn't it? I am thinking maybe to see if it will be possible, over time, to drop my core sleep to 3 hours so I can get in another hour of morning guitar
, but will have to see if I can regularize my 90 minute nap and my 4:30 hour nightsleep first. Also, experimenting with the timing and regularity of the nap.
I also know that there will be times when everything goes to pot, schedule wise and I'm looking into what makes the best possible transition back to biphasic in those cases.
Anyone notice real great sleep after eating turkey? That's the tryptophan I believe and that's tonight
11/23 Thursday Day 9(am) Nap (yesterday) 330-500P; Night 1115-345A
[1:30 + 4:30h = 6hrs /360m/ 4Cycles
11/20 Monday Day 7 Nap 5-630P Nightsleep (oops!) 1130-530A (didn't wake on my own, didn't hear the alarm cat didn't either ) [1:30 +6:00hrs =7:30 hrs]
11/19 Sunday Day 6 no nap: Nightsleep 11P-345A [4:45 hrs] (3~+ cycles)
11/18 Saturday Day 5 NO NAP; Nightsleep 130AM-800A [6.5 hrs]
11/17 Friday Day 4 Nap 4-450P awakened by early arrival of one guest: Nightsleep 1230P-7:30AM [:50 + 7hrs=7:50hrs, but freesleeping, pretty much]
11/16 Thursday Day 3 Nap 615-745P; Nightsleep 1115P-345A [1:30 + 4:30 hrs=6hrs]
11/15 Wednesday Day 2 Nap ("Nap") 800-1100PM then to bed
Nightsleep 1130-345AM---3:00hrs + 4:15 hrs//Total: 7:15hrs
11/14 Tuesday Day 1 Nap (++) 730-1030PM---3:00
Nightsleep 1130-400AM---4:30hrs// Total: 7:30hrs
11/13 Monday Start, with first Nap) 630-800PM---1:30hrs
Nightsleep 1130-400AM--4:30hrs total ending in am: 6hrs
90 min Cycles: 1=1:30hrs; 2=3:00hrs; 3=4:30hrs; 4=6:00hrs; 5=7:30hrs