q v d r . n e t http://qvdr.net/blog (attractive young blog seeks ditto tagline) 2009-12-30T19:55:17Z hourly 1 2000-01-01T12:00+00:00 Polyphasic Sleep - Day 12 http://qvdr.net/blog/post/polyphasic-sleep-day-12 2009-12-30T19:54:33Z marcelm I hate my brain. I have been looking over my notes, and the 9am nap and the waking period following it have been giving me trouble for a while now. This cycle has shown the most trouble waking up from naps, the most incidents of unintended sleep, and the most severe fatigue and sleepiness. In particular: On Polyphasic Sleep - Day 11 http://qvdr.net/blog/post/polyphasic-sleep-day-11 2009-12-29T23:51:14Z marcelm Today brought some extremes, leaving me feeling good during three consecutive cycles, and very bad during the next. 9pm-1am I woke up from my 9pm nap feeling groggy, but less so than usual. About half an hour after the nap, I felt wide awake and clear. This was great, and lasted until about midnight. I was nice Polyphasic Sleep - Day 10 http://qvdr.net/blog/post/polyphasic-sleep-day-10 2009-12-28T23:35:22Z marcelm I dreamt again during my 1pm nap today! I did not remember the dream immediately though, it took some 5 minutes of being awake before pieces came back to me. This amplifies my concerns that my naps might be too long; maybe I cycle out of REM back into SWS, making me wake up groggy Polyphasic Sleep - day 9 http://qvdr.net/blog/post/polyphasic-sleep-day-9 2009-12-28T21:57:05Z marcelm Day 9 was rather uneventful. How I feel varies strongly from one waking cycle to another. I had some trouble falling asleep for the 5pm and 9pm naps, but I felt relatively rested during the 9pm-1am cycle. I did not feel particularly tired or narcoleptic during my 1am-5am waking cycle, so not taking the extra 3am Polyphasic Sleep - Day 8 http://qvdr.net/blog/post/polyphasic-sleep-day-8 2009-12-26T18:47:21Z marcelm Today my sister and I visited my mother for a late Christmas dinner, which also meant I was napping over there. I got my 5pm nap on the couch in her living room, while my sister was watching The Incredibles, which seemed to work okay. I had the feeling I was awake rather a lot and Polyphasic Sleep - Day 7 http://qvdr.net/blog/post/polyphasic-sleep-day-7 2009-12-26T15:00:35Z marcelm I was getting a bit fed up with napping on my bed, so I tried something else; I napped in one of my comfortable chairs (which is also where I had my successful Ubernap yesternight). I couldn’t wear my headphones comfortably, so I put them around my neck and turned the volume way up so Polyphasic Sleep - Day 6 http://qvdr.net/blog/post/polyphasic-sleep-day-6 2009-12-25T02:05:41Z marcelm The lack of sleep was really starting to get to me, and the lack of real progress was demotivating. I was wondering if I was doing something wrong, because I had completed six full days of perfect schedule adherence (except the 4-minute oversleeping incident yesterday) without a significant result. Judging from what I’ve read, I Polyphasic Sleep - Diana’s Perspective http://qvdr.net/blog/post/polyphasic-sleep-dianas-perspective 2009-12-24T22:51:49Z marcelm Diana is a close friend of mine who has been most interested in and supportive of my polyphasic sleep experiment. She briefly considered joining me in adapting to Uberman, but ultimately decided against it. She helped me through night 3, she has called me after at least 15 naps to make sure I was awake and Polyphasic Sleep - Day 5 http://qvdr.net/blog/post/polyphasic-sleep-day-5 2009-12-24T07:25:21Z marcelm The next nap, at 5pm, was fairly normal; I woke up feeling groggy, but I started feeling better fairly soon. At about 5.45pm my sister Nicole arrived. We chatted for an hour or two, mostly about sleep and Uberman, and then went out for some groceries. We got chips for her dinner, and I ended up Polyphasic Sleep - Day 4 http://qvdr.net/blog/post/polyphasic-sleep-day-4 2009-12-22T15:47:08Z marcelm Today is day 5, Tuesday. I woke up from my 1pm nap about an hour ago. The last 24 hours have been… Interesting. In my previous post I talked about the semi-succesful 1pm nap and the less successful 5pm nap, both on day 4. Unfortunately, I don’t remember how I felt after my 9pm nap (my