| | Biphasic Day One Failure
I was reading one of the many blogs that discuss biphasic sleeping. It motivated me to give it another try, now that my schedule has calmed. Unfortunatly, I've failed on day one.
I took my first nap at 9:00 PM. This is 30 minutes after I get home from work every day. I set my alarm for exactly 90 minutes, because I suspect that my sleep cycle is shorter. I had no problem falling asleep, and woke up 15 minutes before my alarm. I'm not sure if this is because my sleep cycle is short, or because I was so excited to get started with a biphasic routine.
I went to my friends' house to help them pack. After getting home I enjoyed a quiet morning doing homework until around 4:00 AM. I'm more of a late night person, so being up this late--or early--is a normal thing to me. I wasn't tired, but forced myself to lay down at 4:30 AM (my target core sleep time). I fell asleep quickly.
Once again, I woke up before my alarm went off. Unforetunately, this time, I wasn't able to get out of bed. I can't recall what time it was, but I know I was overcome with fatigue and went back to sleep. I woke up every 15-30 minutes to a snooze alarm, and finally got out of bed at 11:30. This gave me approximately 8 1/2 hours of total sleep.
Has anyone else had problems like this? How can I overcome it?