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Biphasic Sleep : Day 14
Written By : Scott Bird
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Biphasic sleep : Day 14If my current zombie impersonation is anything to go by, last night’s switching of the nap/main sleep failed. Miserably. Won’t happen again.
Following nap
Still in zombie mode. Haven’t really felt wide awake all day; although this evening’s nap was full of deep sleep so I shouldn’t be too bad by tomorrow.
The fact that I’m far more tired now than at any other point during this experiment suggests that my body has adapted to the idea of a nap + main sleep – in that order – and a change to that is particularly noticeable. Although the nap start times vary slightly, they are always within an hour or two; the main sleep times are even more consistent. It’s pretty rare for me to stay up past about 02:30.
The only real deviation from this – or deviations, really – has been the short nap whilst travelling, which has been added to the usual quota. This doesn’t appear to have caused a problem; the main offence seems to be switching the nap and main sleep period. After today, I am loath to do it again.

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