Tomorrow will be day 8 since I switched to Everyman and I’m running a half-marathon.
The last week I was feeling a lot better than the two weeks before sleeping the uberman rhythm. I’m now having a core sleep between 4:30 and 7:30am and than 3 times 20 minute naps every 5 hours during the day (12:30-12:50, 17:50-18:10, 23:10-23:30)
Things that changed so far during Everyman
Feeling of yesterday/tomorrow
I got back the feeling of “yesterday and tomorrow” which I totally lost during Uberman. Sleeping in 20 minute naps does feel very long sometimes. However I didn’t have a nap where I went to sleep while it was dark outside and woke up after sunrise. Sleeping from 4:30 to 7:30 in my core sleep right now changes that. I wake up and it feels like a new day.
More time between naps
Instead of the 3h 40mins I now have complete 5 hours between my naps during the day. This “extra” 1h 20mins make the time incredibly more relaxing and enjoyable for me. 5 hours is enough to meet friends, go out, watch soccer (the UEFA European Football Championship is on – during uberman I had to skip public viewing a couple of times as it overlapped with my naps)
Being productive at night
Since day 2 or so I am quite productive at night. I do tend to fall asleep/sit with closed eyes at the table or in front of my computer at 3 am but I can more easily wake me up and concentrate on work. I wasn’t really disciplined with holding my naps during the last week and rescheduled some of them. I think thats the reason for being tired during the night, as It merely happens the night after I reschedule.
Awakeness during the day
I feel a lot more awake during the day. Ok, I haven’t been adapted completely to Uberman so I can’t say how I would’ve felt. Anywho…it’s a lot more relaxing right now as I can actually get concentrated on my work and get things done. During Uberman I felt like being drunk or groggy all the time, sometimes even falling asleep on my desk. On Everyman, I am looking forward to my naps and really enjoy them but my ground level of “awakeness” is somewhat higher.
Less motivation to do sports
I kept training for the half-marathon happening tomorrow during Uberman and Everyman. During Uberman I was training and I was feeling great, even during and after sports. Right now I can’t really motivate myself to leave the house to go running/climbing.
Less enjoyable naps
There is a downside. Since switching to Everyman I dont enjoy my naps like before. On Uberman I just fell asleep within seconds and woke up 20 minutes later feeling like I had slept for 5 hours. I had a lot of dreams (unfortunately no lucid ones), which I still get during my core sleep but hardy during my naps.
I’m feeling normal. Normal monophasic. Everyman actually doesn’t feel polyphasic. It’s way less intense, of course. But something also changed in my mind. I’m still only sleeping 4 hours a day but it feels like monophasic. I even forget about my naps all the time (luckily my mobile reminds me kindly – I hate that thing by now). I also feel like having a lot less time than on Uberman, although its only 1 hour less. Considering the time for transportation before and after a nap I have probably even more time as I now only have 3 naps instead of 6 during Uberman. However the time between 23:30 and 4:30 passes really quickly. Although staying awake at that time during Uberman was a pain and I couldn’t do anything productive at all, it now feels somewhat shorter…
Tonight will be the first night where I reschedule my core nap due to the half-marathon tomorrow morning at 8am. Not sure if that was a good idea as I rescheduled naps last night and today to be able to see friends…
More about the Everyman tomorrow, now I have to prepare mentally for the half-marathon (34. Münchner Stadtlauf) tomorrow – and eventually get some sleep (it’s 3 am).