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Biphasic Sleep : Day 3
Written By : Scott Bird
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Day 3Oops – a bit of oversleeping last night. I’m not overly concerned as it was only an extra 3 hours (making 6 hours total) and I woke up naturally between the last few cycles (90 minutes each). Quite possibly a natural part of the adaptation phase.
Something I noticed last night was that I’ve been eating more often; if only because I tend to eat when either cold or tired. The late meals (between napping and the main sleep) are probably too high in carbs, but things like toast + blueberry jam call to me at that sort of time. These are followed by a simple protein shake just prior to the main sleep (and occasionally another one upon rising).
Following nap
Any fears I had this morning about being unable to sleep (after oversleeping last night) proved unfounded – I fell asleep within minutes and was quite unaware of time passing until the alarm went off 90 minutes later. I’d decided to move the nap back a bit to a 19:45 start; I think I’ll keep this start time flexible (to allow for daily changes in tiredness) and leave the main sleep around 02:30 – 05:30.

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