Core | 11:30 PM – 3:00 AM

Nap 1 | 6:10 AM – 7:50 AM

Nap 2 | 11:50 AM – 12:10 PM

Nap 3 | 5:20 PM – 5:40 PM

Waking up from my first nap is hard sometimes (like today). In my old schedule I used to not sleep nearly as deeply in my first nap because 1) I was getting back in bed with Amanda and careful about not disturbing her more than I was trying to get comfortable and 2) it was a lot colder that time of year and it was hard to warm back up! Also, waking up was easy because we got up together with tons of alarms and the lights being turned on.

Now, I go to sleep by myself after she leaves, get nice and comfy, go deep into sleep and then wake up on my own from my bed.

I have been setting two alarms, one silent on my phone at 6:50 AM and the other loud at 6:51 AM. This morning I woke up got my phone and then somehow it was an hour later and I woke up again on my own… oops.

From now on I’m going to set my smartwatch alarm, and two loud smartphone alarms a couple minutes apart to make sure I’m more awake at the initial wake up time (6:50 AM). I also sleep with the lights on and my sleep mask keeping things dark while I’m asleep. This helps a ton! Then, I’ll set a backup alarm about 20 minutes later just in case I don’t make it out of bed – it’ll limit damage done.