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I've discovered why I can't seem to ever commit to Livejournal. I really don't have any vested interest in it. I guess I could write a journal entry every day about my varying sleep schedule, if I really wanted to. But after about a week it just becomes more of the same thing. Hence the putting it off I have been doing.

Since I can't not write about my sleep, here goes. After however long of SPAMAYL or whatever it was I was doing with no clear cut goal, I discovered after a few disappointing oversleeps that I was actually oversleeping for the same amount of time, that being 4.5 hours. 

My brain went "holy shit that is awesome", basically. The other problem was that I'd had so much trouble with actually falling asleep during certain timed naps, mostly in the afternoon.

The result of all this? Instead of trying to force my body to do what I wanted it to, I instead compromised on what it told me it wanted to do. I'm now on Everyman 4.5 with two naps, and my god if it isn't the easiest thing I have ever done in my life. The long core nap satisfies the inner me that loves sleeping in. Then I stay awake as long as I can, which is usually around 7-8 hours (perfect for upcoming high school as well :D) and then can take one 20 minute nap and be awake for 7 more hours. I've also discovered that it's easier for me to not have a set core nap time, I just allocated a hunk of maybe 10 hours in the night that the core could fall somewhere into, whenever I feel too sleepy to function. This has been working so incredibly well it's surprised me. In fact earlier today (around 7 or 8) I lay down for a 20 minute nap but somehow my phone battery died and I woke up almost exactly 4.5 hours later. Seriously. All on my own. After my initial 'ohgod I overslept I suck' I noticed the time and just said "screw it, that was my core nap and I feel awesome" and here I am.

So, hooray! Success at last. I guess I'm a little disappointed that I didn't limit my sleep as much as I wanted to, which I could have done with the 90 minute core I had originally planned. I'm still sleeping a decent part of the night. However, I also wake up before 6-7 am every day without feeling tired. Seeing as this was my true intention all along (I honestly wasn''t getting too much done during the day anyway, just derped around on the internet, no amount of extra time can change that :P) I will consider the experiment a success until proven otherwise.

Another benefit to E4.5 is that my parents recently 'banned' me from doing polyphasic sleep. To which I basically replied with a hearty 'lol'. They've never been able to control my sleep before, with 'bedtimes' and such, so why should this be any different? Regardless, the only thing they'll see now is me being up suspiciously early. Since school is starting soon this isn't a problem. Weekends, I dunno, maybe I'll disguise it by waking up at 7 and chilling on my laptop until noon, then make a show of blearily going downstairs for 'breakfast'. I like this plan.



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