Tweaking (#polyphasic)sleep-ing

My new #polyphasicsleep routine hit a couple of snags.

The Superbowl didn’t interfere with my naps, but it did get me off to a bad start of the week. I just fell out of a routine. I had a meeting that conflicted with a nap, but forgot about it until it was too late to nap early. And then I fell asleep off schedule 3 times in two days. grrr.

We are also adjusting the schedule to make it easier for E. A 6am wake up for me was just enough to disturb his last hour of sleep. So, we split down the middle for 6:30. I plan to stay up until 2:30 or 3am to make up the difference on the other side.

New Schedule

6:30 AM wake
7:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM nap
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM nap
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:00 PM
10:00 PM nap
11:00 PM
12:00 AM
1:00 AM
2:00 AM
3:00 AM sleep
4:00 AM sleep
5:00 AM sleep
6:00 AM sleep

This gives me 3.5 hours at “night” and another hour during the day in the form of three 20-minute naps.

They say the first week is the hardest. I was doing SO GOOD until the damn superbowl. Maybe the reason the first week is the hardest is not due to adjusting to the sleep pattern and the pseud0 jet lag. Maybe the reason the first week is hardest is because you have to work around the stuff that can interfere with the schedule…like life.


The other good news is that I’m sleeping almost instantly when I do nap. I think my adjustment period on that skill was really short. In fact, I’m starting to feel ready for my 10am nap. Since I have #AWTWX at 10:30 downtown today. I’m going to get all my stuff ready, drive there, and nap in the car before our meeting.

2 thoughts on “Tweaking (#polyphasic)sleep-ing

  1. So, random question, does it matter “where” you sleep? Sleeping in my bed for a nap makes me feel rested in a different (and usually better) way than taking a nap in the car at lunch.

    • l sleep better in our bed or our couch/futon than anywhere else. I have yet to master sleeping in the car, but I have to learn. It’s the only way I can keep a schedule and still make my events, meetings, etc. I think as long as all my naps aren’t happening that way that I’ll be fine.

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