Day 29 – Sleepy²

Today something new happened. After getting up from the core sleep I was writing the blog entry from day 28. It was really hard to do so because I felt really tired and constantly felt asleep! After that I felt asleep until 6 am. As I still was tired, I did my nap but it wasn’t working. Since I did the E3 I never was that tired! The strangest thing is that I don’t know why I was.
The rest of the day was also pretty hard. I couldn’t fully concentrate on my work and sometimes caught myself with closed eyes.

Phase          Time                            Rate
Core              0:00 –  3:00 am          2
Nap 1            6:00 –  6:20 am          2
Nap 2            1:10 –  1:30 pm          2
Nap 3            7:55 –  8:15 pm          2

Day 28

Nothing special happened today. All naps were pretty average except the second one where I got disturbed after 5 minutes. Luckily it wasn’t a problem to continue.

Phase          Time                            Rate
Core              0:00 –   3:00 am         3
Nap 1            5:10 –   5:30 am         3
Nap 2            1:10 –   1:30 pm         2
Nap 3            7:00 –   7:20 pm         3

Day 27 – 2.5 Naps

So it really seems to be the case that I feel the impact of a very unusual day two days afterwards. I had a very loose schedule on Saturday where I took the core 4 hours later, so now I feel very tired. I almost needed an hour to get up after the core and it was really hard not to fall asleep in the first hours. After the first nap I felt even more tired until the first light of the day helped me to wake up.
The second nap were a little bit later than usual because I worked on something and didn’t look at the time. I slept deeply and woke up after a couple of minutes because I thought I overslept the alarm. That wasn’t the case and so I tried to fall asleep again.
My last nap was in the bathtub. But it only took a couple of minutes and I didn’t feel refreshed at all. So it was more like skipping the last nap.

Phase          Time                            Rate
Core              0:00 –   3:00 am         3
Nap 1            5:10 –   5:30 am         2
Nap 2            2:50 –   3:10 pm         2
Nap 3          10:20 – 10:30 pm         1

Day 25 & 26 – Short Trip

During the last two days I was visiting a friend to have BBQ with some other friends of mine. In total we were about 10 people and it was great fun. Telling them about my sleep schedule was also kind of fun because some of them were pretty interested in it.
However, I kept up the schedule during this weekend although it was very exhausting. Beside the flexible time for naps and the core sleeps, it was especially the alcohol and dope which makes the last two days hard. Here a short summary about each day:

Day 25
After the core I was pretty fit and started to pack for the trip. In differ to the last couple of times I wasn’t tired in the morning before my first nap. The traveling took about 3.5 hours and started at 10 am. This means that I took the second nap in the car where I was traveling. Although it was hard to sleep in it it was pretty good and I felt refreshed afterwards.
Before BBQ I was having my last nap for today. The first few hours I thought that I will stick with my usual schedule and wanted to go to sleep at around midnight. But I had a lot of fun so I decided to keep up a little bit longer. Long story short, I took my core sleep at 4 am in the morning!

Phase          Time                            Rate
Core              0:00 –  3:00 am         3
Nap 1            5:10 –  5:30 am         3
Nap 2            1:10 –  1:30 pm         2
Nap 3            6:20 –  6:40 pm         3

Day 26
Surprisingly getting up wasn’t a problem at all. I felt good although I drunk and smoked a lot. But I was also sure that it will have consequences later this day. After an hour I felt already a little bit tired so I decided to take my first nap pretty soon after the core. I was the right decision because afterwards I was fit.
After having breakfast we pack again and start traveling home. I again took my second nap in the car. Unfortunately a hard breaking brought me back from it after 12 minutes. I decided to not resume it.
During the last couple of hours I felt that I really getting tired. I went to bed at midnight and was instantly sleeping.

Phase          Time                            Rate
Core              4:00 –  7:00 am         3
Nap 1            5:10 –  5:30 am         2.5
Nap 2            1:30 –  1:45 pm         2
Nap 3            8:30 –  8:50 pm         3

The whole trip was pretty intense and the schedule was very flexible. But I really enjoyed it and had a lot of fun!

Day 24 – Bedcap

Today I was feeling extremely tired multiple times. It started right after the core and continued across the day. I also felt asleep after my second nap and slept another 15 minutes.
That’s very untypical and I really asked me why that’s the case. After some reflection I came up with two possibilities. The first is simply stress. Because of my food intoxication a few days ago I got a little backlog at work causing a little bit more stress than usual. But I am not sure if that is really enough for causing this tiredness. The second one is related to the first one – because of a bigger workload I also started to work in the morning hours after my core. This light pollution may trouble the body and its melatonin production which can cause tiredness.
However, I will keep on tracking it and look for the real reason!

Phase          Time                            Rate
Core              0:00 –  3:15 am         2
Nap 1            4:55 –  5:15 am         2
Nap 2            2:10 –  3:30 pm         2
Nap 3            8:40 –  9:00 pm         3

Day 23 – Sleepy Morning

Getting up wasn’t a problem but staying awake was. I don’t know what causes my tiredness in the morning hours but it was not possible to stay awake. My first thoughts were to nap earlier which I did but without success. So I again felt asleep after the first nap until I woke up at 5:30 am.
However, after the sunrise I was feeling good again and didn’t were tired the whole day!

Phase          Time                            Rate
Core              0:00 –  3:15 am         3
Nap 1            4:55 –  5:15 am         2
Nap 2            1:40 –  2:00 pm         3
Nap 3            8:05 –  8:25 pm         3

Day 22

Although the last days were hard, this one wasn’t. Getting up wasn’t a problem. I didn’t get tired through the day. I felt concentrated and awake. The naps were also fine. I even woke up earlier on the second and third nap and thought I was already missing the alarm, but that wasn’t the case.

Phase          Time                            Rate
Core            12:05 –  3:20 am         3
Nap 1            5:05 –  5:25 am         3
Nap 2            2:05 –  2:22 pm         3.5
Nap 3            6:45 –  7:03 pm         3