Originally Posted by subdrum47
Thank you for welcoming Scott :]
I have planned the gap between nap and core sleep as it is. I definitely want to get up at 5:30, that's optimal for me. And 5 hours gap seems optimal for me too, because I can either study or go out with friends (I am university student). So I want to leave it as it is (at least for the first few days/weeks) if somebody is not going to tell me it's 'not so good'.
The warm and comfortable bed idea is nice, I am going to warm up my blanket before my nap today :]
5 hours definitely gives you enough time to go out and do things. You're the best judge of how tired you are though, and you may want to experiment a little with the times (after the first week or so as you mentioned) to find the timing that works best for you.
In my case, 4 or 4.5 hours is reasonable - any more than that and I start getting tired in a hurry. No doubt this varies from person to person.
With the comfy bed thing, I should mention that I avoided doing this for the first few weeks, simply as it made it more difficult to get up (it just takes away the incentive when it's cold outside the bed). I do it now though, as I'm used to leaping up when the alarm sounds. It's just a matter of getting used to it.