Originally Posted by Scott Bird
Sure, that'd be great. David
has a separate thread for the logs themselves
, but general discussion certainly belongs in this one.
As for the alarm not going off and oversleeping a bit, don't be too harsh on yourself. I still oversleep occasionally after doing this for a couple of months, and it doesn't seem to affect anything. The next day it's straight back into the routine, without a problem.
Out of interest, what was your routine like when you were monophasic? How many hours were you getting, between what times and were you retiring/rising at set times each day?
In my case, I went from 7.5 -> 6 hours per day in the switch, and that time is gradually reducing automatically as the sleep cycles shorten. Currently the cycles are about 75-80 minutes.
Good to hear about the oversleeping, I was worried it would negatively affect my nap, couldn't be more wrong. Just woke up from my nap and honest to god not only thought I had just had my core sleep but that I'd also overslept
. Completely awake, refreshed, and looking forward to getting the most out of the next 5 1/2 hours. Bit of a stoner moment I'm afraid, leap out of bed, say "Dammit not again" after seeing 8:30 on the clock and not noticing the PM, my roommate wonders what the hell I'm thinking until I explain.
As prior sleep pattern, I was already getting up at 4:45-5:30, go to sleep anywhere from 8:30 to midnight, occasionally up to two in the morning. This, plus I would take pzziz naps on occasion for 30 minutes to an hour, so I suppose that was a bit biphasic there even though it wasn't scheduled or conscious. I guess, in the end, I was getting from 5-8 hours a night, probably about 6 most nights. Funny thing is, I feel MUCH more awake off of 4.5 hours, when I sleep in I'm groggy, takes forever to get going, I'm always on the ball the second I get out of bed as long as I nail the 90 minute increments.
Is there a reason you're going for 6 hours? It's less than a lot of people, and a big improvement on 8, but it doesn't seem to be that significant of a time savings compared to 4.5, especially considering how the nap is a bit of a hassle to remember and employ regularly. How much time to you think you can shave off 6 hourse by the sleep cycles shortening? Also, as an aside, how do you tell when the sleep cycles are shortening? When you start becoming more groggy upon waking do you just fiddle around and see when you tend to wake up less groggily?