Things have started to solidify now; I’ve been having dreams, including one rare nightmare, waking up without my alarm, and feeling great during the day. The only real problem I’m facing is my 4:30 am nap. I have trouble waking up from it and I have trouble staying awake after. I find myself bobbing my head, drifting off, even in the middle of a battle of DiablO III. Travesty, I know.
I don’t know how to handle the lack of acclimation I’m feeling. Usually by now, I’m on cloud 9 and way too wired to worry about any of this. The surroundings are really different, the company is different, the job is different, I guess it’s not too much of a stretch to think that my acclimation might be different, too.
I wonder how much of this is stress-related, though. I’ve been feeling a lot of stress lately from various facets of my life and I could easiy point the problems I’ve been having at that. In the past, polyphasic has helped alleviate my stress and I fee, some of that now, but not to the same degree, I feel less in control of my life in general, so maybe the effects are stifled. Im still on track with about 3.5 hours of sleep a day on average, so regardless of difficulty, I’m still doing very well considering.
My wife’s recommended the compromise of the everyman schedule and I think she may have a good point. I’m going to research it tomorrow and see what that schedule should look like and whether I could easily fit it into the work schedule that had been working so well for me so far.