Polyphasic Sleep, Day 5
Now at the end of Day 5, I feel like Thomas Edison on his thousandth light bulb attempt when he turns on the power and, unlike all that went before, this one suddenly works. That is to say, until today the adaptation has been continually losing ground or holding even, but today things started to turn around.
Difficulty 3.5 out of 5--still some intense drowsiness, but I'm finally seeing the first signs that my body is adapting. Those who have followed by previous logs know that "zombie time" for me has been 4am to 12pm. Today, I was stunned to find myself completely awake and alert well into that time period. I didn't start to experience significant drowsiness until 6:15am. Once it got going, the tiredness was still pretty intense and tempted me (as always) to take extra, unplanned naps. However, I got to the 12pm nap without giving in, and after that I was alert for pretty much the rest of the day. The overall amount of tiredness today was significantly less than the ones preceding it, and unless today was a complete fluke I expect every day from here on out will be slightly easier than the last.
Not much more to this adaptation, I think--lots of days, maybe, but the hardest part is done!