Core | 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Nap 1 | 5:00 AM – 5:40 AM
Nap 2 | 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM
Nap 3 | 5:00 PM – 5:20 PM
Sickness basically kicked! I felt WAY healthier today. Only a bit of coughing and snot, but most importantly my head cleared up and my energy level boosted back to non-sick levels.
I’m really optimistic after today. I think I’ve adapted and I think my schedule is quite flexible. We’ll see over the next week of being healthy and sticking to the plan
I was extremely productive and creative all day. I felt tired exactly three times: 10 AM, 3:55 PM, 9:45 PM. That’s perfect! My naps went flawlessly and I felt extremely revitalized after each one. In my afternoon nap, I woke up after 8 minutes (mid dream) feeling like I slept for an hour. Then, after getting another 12 minutes of sleep, I really felt good!
Core | 11:00 PM – 2:40 AM
Nap 1 | 5:20 AM – 6:00 AM
Nap 2 | 10:30 AM – 10:50 AM
Nap 3 | 4:00 PM – 4:20 PM
This morning I had an important meeting for work. In order to make sure I was on top of my game, I had a cup of really weak green tea at 6:30 AM before my 7 AM meeting. I wasn’t tired when I drank the tea, but I felt super alert and creative during my meeting. This is the first time during adaptation I’ve drank caffeine for a reason other than feeling dead tired and needing to stay awake.
I enjoyed light caffeine intake for alertness today. I could see this being a normal habit once I’ve become fully adapted and if I have an important event to be extra sharp for. I felt awesome all day!
Core | 11:30 PM – 3:00 AM
Nap 1 | 5:40 AM – 6:20 AM
Nap 2 | 8:00 AM – 8:20 AM
Nap 3 | 3:00 PM – 3:20 PM
I felt tired two times today – at 8:30 AM after my first nap and at about 6 PM. Luckily, both tired spells were turned around quickly!
My future Brother-in-Law is a stud lacrosse player. I did his conditioning program with him today and it felt great! I have a history playing sports growing up and through college and I still stay active, but I don’t work out that hard often! It was a brutal track session with sprints, lateral agility, backpedals, etc. that was designed for athletes. I got into the groove fast after a short jog down to the local HS track.
After the workout I felt AWESOME. It was a classic exercise afterglow with tons of energy and positivity. I need to workout harder more often I think. Hopefully recovery from this doesn’t totally screw up my sleep schedule.
We had a fun Christmas Eve scavenger hunt tonight at about 7 PM. I was feeling quite tired before the hunt, but that turned around fast.
Once I was sprinting around, snapping photos, google-ing ferociously, and having a great time with family I woke right up and felt fantastic not only during the hunt but the rest of the night until bedtime at about 10:30.
If you need to squeeze more time out of your days, feel sluggish when you wake up, or just like self-experiments – you’ve come to the right place.
Sustainable polyphasic sleep cycles can cut your sleep time in half while making you feel more energized, creative and driven. Sounds crazy right? Simply put, it works by breaking up your sleep into multiple segments per day (yay for naps!) which increases how efficiently your body uses sleep time.
My goal is to wrap up the important things I’ve learned researching and living polyphasic to help you transition to a happier and more productive you.
Get started by reading my adaptation sleep journal and checking out the resources I couldn’t have done it without! Plus much more coming soon. Comment or shoot me an email if there is something that you’d like to see on the blog or if I can help out.