Saturday, March 19, 2011

Biphasic sleep log - Day 57 - 18th March - Breaking the rules

Evening 18th:
For one thing I didn't feel a dip in the energy levels all day. Not even in the evening when I missed my nap.

Because of my evening social engagement I knew I would not be able to get my nap but it was fine. Even playing sports was fine, I didn't drop from sleep deprivation in the middle of running around.

Didn't even feel sleepy in the train home, just tired.

Morning 19th:
I came home quite exhausted last night but even though I was free to go to bed at 2300, I made a superlative effort to stay up till midnight, so as not to mess up my routine completely.

Because I was expecting to be very tired and sore today, and knew that my body needed extra time to recover esp. as I don't play sports usually, I decided to do a limitless monophasic sleep. So went to bed at midnight and turned off all alarms.

Funny thing is, I still woke up at 0537 and could have gotten up but deliberately went back to sleep. I knew I have to be active all day tomorrow so I have only today to recover completely. Woke up again at 0630. Slept some more. Then finally at 0711 I realized that I would have to get up.

So, that's one more change from biphasic. Just as I can fall asleep very quickly, I cannot sleep very late in the morning, even if I have time and physical fatigue. Early rising I'd call a good side-effect.

Actually, I wasn't half as tired or sore as I was expecting to be. In fact, not sore at all, just tired arms. I think stretching before sports, and before going to bed might have helped with that.

About 1100, I did feel sleepy again, so took some more freestyle sleep. It was less than 2 hours and quite restful.


Always Happy said...

Hmm..interesting! Despite going to bed ate, you woke up early?

Always Happy said...

oops! I meant LATE not ate

Sunil Goswami said...

Yes, I had to make an effort even to sleep till 7. :) I didn't go to bed late, midnight is my usual time to start core on biphasic.

Anonymous said...

on a weekend someone has to make an effort to sleep till late!!

Sunil Goswami said...

LOL...that's true. That was my philosophy all through my life. Biphasic is changing that. I love the extra hours I get with full energy. So much more time to watch TV, Movies, play guitar and play games. And since these are extra hours even leaving time to do all that I "have to" do, there's no guilt. I'm loving it!

Anonymous said...

want some fries to go with it???

Sunil Goswami said...

No, I am vegetarian.

Anonymous said...

do you eat fish?? :) :)

Sunil Goswami said...

No. Nothing with a face.

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