I did it again. I overslept. The cause was a mixture of tiredness and fun. I was really enjoying the fascinating dream I was in (at 3:05, time of the alarm, I was towards the end of the REM phase). Unfortunately I can’t remember my dream … but the people involved, and the fun or interesting things happening did make me think … “I can’t let go of this one … let me just enjoy one more minute of it and try to remember it.” Yep … instead of “one more minute” I ended up with 3 full episodes of REM! Since I got 2 extra hours, I’ll skip the 6h30 nap (in an hour) and stay awake until my mid-day one. This might help me reset my schedule back to nap earlier as I had been drifting later and later for the last few days.
Surprisingly after sleeping those 5:26, I was quite tired for most of the day and morning. That’s more hours than I’ve slept all the previous days … but I almost feel like those days when I used to oversleep 10h and then feel groggy and craving a nap all day.
It seems like readapting today is going to be difficult. After only about half an hour awake I was already having difficulties. To help me cope I’ve added about 20 granules of coffee to my decaf-tea. This will have to be my last coffee intake after this “oversleeping” to come back as quickly as possible to the old Everyman-3 Schedule.
During my 6am nap I snoozed 15mn to continue dreaming. But that only gave me 10mn of dreaming and then 5mn of light sleep which has made the waking up very difficult.
(2012/05/02, (3:00,5),(3:10,5.5),(3:20,6),(3:40,5.5), (3:55,6,”itchy eyes, tired”),(4:14,5, “nodding off, … need to get up”), (5:00,5,”tired”),(5:40,6,”some waking”),(5:53,”nodding off again”))
The naps felt great today. Very refreshing and re-energizing.
I hastingly set the alarm at 6:15 … for 7:45 … without thinking that I actually needed it for 6:45. The phone usually confirms … “your alarm will be in … 30mn” … but I wasn’t paying much attention so I gave myself an extra hour by mistake. It became a good hour of REM followed by some looong (possibly wasteful) light sleep!
I think I need to get back to the discipline of waking up immediately. Snoozing often results in light sleep, over sleeping and drowsiness. I need to remember my motivation!