I overslept during my core sleep!
Apparently I just pressed the mute button on my computer which I don’t remember doing. I will have to move my laptop further from me next time so this doesn’t happen again. I might also keep all the lights on and sleep with a blindfold for my core sleep that way I don’t wake up in the dark. I feel like taking these precautions will help me to get up and actually wake up because oversleeping cannot happen anymore.
I overslept about two and a half hours, which is really discouraging but I don’t plan on giving up any time soon so it’s okay, I’ll just have to do it better from now on. As a result, I wasn’t tired hardly at all today. It’s funny, I’d almost rather be sleepy then because I wouldn’t have overslept! However, I did maintain the schedule today, I still took my naps like I was supposed to even though I wasn’t tired. I noticed that I got a little foggy right before my third nap. Whether this was due to me really being tired or my body understanding that I was about to nap, I don’t know. Probably the former though because, let’s be serious, it’s only been four days.
I didn’t exercise at all today. Whoops. Wasn’t very motivated I suppose. Go figure as to why. I also didn’t really eat anything good for me either. Geez one thing goes wrong and my day goes out the window! Hahaha. Get it together, Julie!
Interesting point: I took my first nap somewhere besides my house today. I was hanging out with my friend, Danielle, for a while today and 6:40 rolled around so I wrapped my scarf around my eyes and passed out on her love-seat while she read a book. That’s not awkward, right? Haha, no really it’s fine. I’ve known that girl for over 10 years, I doubt there’s anything I could do that would make her uncomfortable.
Since most of how I felt is irrelevant due to me getting too much of sleep, the last thing I will mention is my experiencing the same cracked out mood as yesterday, today. It set in towards the end of my second waking period, so around 5 pm, and is still going strong!
Quality of sleep for day three was just alright. I woke up at 2 am because I was uncomfortable (probably because I sleep in a recliner when I’m at my parents’ house, duh) and so I had to readjust my body and then my blindfold but I was having a dream so that’s a good sign. I believe it had something to do with picking out a Christmas tree with the Grinch… but yeah so I don’t recall any other dreams throughout the day, unfortunately. However, I did fall asleep rather quickly for all of my naps. And I did not take an extra nap before 8 am today.
When I woke up at three I was very cold for a long while but was productive and alert. Most likely due to the fact that my mom was still awake so I went out in the dining room with her and got on the computer. However, I was extremely tired after my eight o’clock nap (starting around 10) and almost didn’t make it to my next nap. At the end I was mindlessly eating celery sticks to keep myself focused. I was watching a documentary before this but I had to put on regular TV to try to catch my attention. It was the pits. I was still a little fatigued after waking up from my second nap but my level of alertness increased the later it got. I didn’t even want to take my third nap and woke up from it very refreshed and very alert and motivated.
Physically my calves felt fine so my muscles recovered normally but I pulled a muscle in my chest during yoga so I’m not sure if it was because of fatigue or my body just isn’t used to yoga yet and two days in a row got me. It was fine after some light stretching though. I didn’t run today but I don’t see running being an issue. I did notice that my adenoids were a little swollen in the period between my first and second naps and I was worried I might be getting sick, or at least was more susceptible to my allergy symptoms, but the discomfort diminished as the day progressed.
Overall, I think this day went really well. By the end I was hyper even! Also very productive (I memorized the 50 states alphabetically in under an hour), I don’t even want to go to sleep at midnight. So far so good it seems!