Again I did it this morning. I woke up at five a.m. when my alarm went off then I lied down and fell asleep until six. Yesterday I was okay with it but today I’m frustrated. This needs to stop as sleeping for an extra hour a day is not part of the experiment and is cheating. Tomorrow I will have to get up and walk around like I mentioned earlier.
I also fell asleep half an hour early last night so that’s upsetting as well. I guess I spoke too soon when I said that this project was going well and it was easy. As of now, I have gotten up at the right time two of the four mornings. I have went to bed three of the five nights. These are not good numbers.
I guess I should keep in mind that I have read that it takes ten days to fully switch over sleep cycles. This had been my goal before but I had just been thinking that it would take ten days to not be really tired in the day. I’m not sure if they meant ten days to be able to fall asleep and get up on time.
I don’t want to speak too soon but it appears that the afternoon rest period is the only one that has been constant for me. This at least, is a good sign.
I’m not experiencing any physical or mental side effects at this point. I’m just frustrated with myself that I haven’t been able to stay up and then get up when I have needed to. If you guys have any suggestions you can tweet me or let me know in the comments.