Core | 10:30 PM – 2:00 AM
Nap 1 | 5:00 AM – 5:40 AM
Nap 2 | 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM
Nap 3 | 4:20 PM – 4:40 PM
My mental sharpness and energy in work, social, personal, etc. life is great! I’m happy and feel healthy on Everyman 3.
The struggle I’m facing recently is with pretty hardcore exercise. I’ve always played sports and pushed myself physically – if I don’t I get into a hazy funk. It seems to be turning into more and more of an issue that I just don’t perform as well when pushing myself physically on this sleep schedule.
Last night I had a friendly intramural basketball game and even though I’m normally no star on the court – I played horribly. We’re not just talking missing a few jumpers either – it seriously felt like I was playing in a foot deep creek slogging around and everyone else was on the hardwood. I responded slowly and I’m not sure if it was all physical sluggishness or mental quick reaction was lessened as well.
This isn’t the first time I’ve written about extreme exercise exhaustion and lessened performance and certainly not the first time I’ve felt it. Previously, I decided to attempt longer sleep after extreme workouts – like pushing my core than night to 4 hours instead of 3.5. It sounds like a good idea still, I just haven’t stuck to doing that. I’m going to start for real now! Hopefully it helps. Stay in the loop.