Sunday, December 30, 2007
So I thought I would try to sleep it off this morning and not set an alarm. I go to sleep at 7 am and wake up at 11 am. I slept 4 hours and I felt pretty terrible. So I'm pretty sure that polyphasing is the way to go for me for now. I'ma battle this cold and continue polyphasing until I start going into fever dreams or have to go to the hospital. What I worry though is that I've slowly gotten a resistance to general stress that I wont know when I'm too sick.
Friday, December 28, 2007
504 hours over 3 weeks
2.5 hours a night ideal
2100 minutes asleep
35 hours asleep polyphased
168 hours asleep normally
I am somewhere between 50-60 hours of sleep over the past 3 weeks. I still have issues between 3-7 am its the most brutal time of them all. I've been noticing that I've been having dreaming naps and then also deep sleep naps. The deep sleep naps are the hardest to wake up from and they tend to happen late at night when I am the most drowsy. Its pretty crazy and I'm assuming i'll be addapted soon. Unfortunately I'm brain dead right now so writing this is probably not such a good idea. I hve 2 minutes before myu 5 am nap which I am really excited for. I hope its a dream nap because my body feels fine its just my mind is going all widdershins.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Good god I love this. I am the never ending juggernaught of awakitude.
Things I've noticed recently is that I yawn before naps now which is a sign my body is almost ready to be fully adapted. I am no longer tired in the day or most of the nights. Certain nights are still issues though. I almost exclusively have the magical compressed 8 hour naps.
I've also noticed that my brain ramps down about 30 minutes before naptime. I get really dumb and disoriented before naptime. I've also noticed that the rest of the population tends to do this too. Except when they do it its over the course of like 2 hours and its like they've been drugged. I'm starting to get creeped out at night by the fact that everyone passes out. By 3-4 am nobody is awake. I am the only one. Its like I am will smith in I am legend regardless of if I have seen it or not.
The people return to their pods at night.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
I dont know what tipped me off that it was a dream, there was some kind of static disturbance before I "realized" what was going on. Right before that I was in some kind of intense dream where someone had come down my driveway late at night, this also happened to be at my house which happened to burst into flames.
Anyways at the moment of realization I had a choice whether to stick with the dream or go out on my own. I made the best choice, I remembered what my teacher mentioned he did whenever he lucid dreamed which was to fly. So I did, I walked out of my house and leapt into the air. I started hurtling through the air I could feel the pressure from the air and the wind buffeting my limbs. The simulation felt perfect so I decided since it was a dream I can do almost anything. It was dark so I decided to make it daytime and I did, I chose around 2 pm as the time and the sun fucking rose. Time literally shifted into the future for everything but me I assume. At this point I felt the presence of another, like a legitimate other mind was here with me not like the rest of these inhabitants of this world. Something intelligent was here with me and it was not me. This scared me beyond my wits. I thought to myself this is obviously a fabrication but I felt it probing my mind as if it was aware of me just as I was of it. I pushed whatever this phantom was away from me. I flew up into the farther reaches of the atmosphere and it was getting colder and I began to worry about if I can die in a dream like this and what would happen. So I fabricated myself a suit to brave the elements and a oxygen supply. I ended up in space just floating there in the peacefulness of the void. It was an incredible experience. After that the thought of the extra mind just kind of faded as I continued to experiment with what I could do. I flew back to earth but spotted a plane on the way. I don't know why the world persists when you realize you are dreaming. I phased through the walls of the plane, it was complete down to the luggage that I saw for a split second while passing through the walls of the compartments. They were serving drinks on the plane at this time so I phased through the stewardess used my hand which became solid. Took the coke that she was handing to a passenger and downed it. The people were like, "OH GOD WTF JUST HAPPENED!?" which is a suprising reaction to me from dreamworld inhabitants. Its strange how the simulation is so detailed that even other people have reactions to what you do. It is such a life filled world that it really supprised me. But then again someone just phased t It was like the ultimate videogame. I then went back down to earth after harassing the people on the plane. I flew through boston through walls, apparently found a photoshoot changed who the model was the photography team freaked out as I continued through the area. I could read newspapers, I could watch tv, I could see my reflection in mirrors, I could do all these things that are normally not associated with dreams. The dream ended when I lost control and started vomiting hats. Like full hats came out of my mouth.
I'm incredibly humbled by the fact that I could not discern reality from this fiction through my senses. The dream people and their ability to adapt to what I did to disrupt them.
I might skip my 5:00 am spacer nap due to fear of meeting up with the mysterious presence again. Also I feel super refreshed, I am shaking right now. Due to one of 3 factors, adrenaline due to the fact that I had a true lucid dream. Its effing cold so I'm shivering. Last but not least fear of the other mind.
Guys... I think I finally snapped.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
This last week has been a issue. Without the computer I have not realized how much it effects the way I socialize with my friends. I've been recently told by multiple people that "they have not seen me in a while" which I've seen in person just last week. Having to borrow peoples computers to use email is a big pain. Something else I've noticed is that I feel a disconnect from the hivemind. I'm feeling almost withdrawls from this experience not being able to access the wisdom of the human race at my fingertips. I need to get my ether fix somehow.
There are some nice side effects though, due to my I guess feeling of loneliness brought on by this BS I've been talking to people just out in the world more. I've been just blathering at co-workers more than just the office banter. Like I ask riddles and strange questions that I think are important like, "If your hands caught on fire would you use your new found powers for good or evil?" Out at the mall I was spending like 10-20 minutes just talking to the people behind the registers when they weren't busy. It was pretty cool I guess people help you out more when you get to know them it seems. Like just trading names is enough to create somewhat of a bond which let me tell you is an eerie experience. It feels like a guard gets taken down immediately and then the part where people can start laughing at each other and themselves can commence.
Either that or I've been hallucinating the entire day. I've got a very Matrix/The Cave/Descartes kind of thing going on. I guess I can't really tell if I am awake or asleep at this point or when it is or who it is or why. I'll talk more about the finer things in life later, right now I want to get back to my book about space faring dolphins.
On a side note done christmas shopping. Woo. Oh and the oversleep on monday didn't completely ruin me. I had a time dialation sleep this afternoon and again at 11.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Ihop tonight for the glory of Amn
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Oh on another note turns out the mass highway towed my car to the newton rest stop for some reason and didn't mention it to the Concord state police. The Framingham state police had a record of where it was and we just went and picked it up. Turns out the alternator blew and thats why my car died. I need to get a new car because this one is just falling apart like my knee used to.
I wish I could say gypsies stole my car. Oh well...
Time to play some DoTA
#1 He succumbed to madness
#2 He wasn't home or something.
But enough of that.
I succumb to madness too for the most difficult nap I have... The damn 7:00 am one. Its always been a problem one. Every other nap goes by fine and dandy but this one is such a bitch. Its been the biggest hurdle from the beginning. What happened today is that I came upstairs at 7:30 went to sleep for like a minute. My other friends alarm went off. (Who wakes up 7:30 on a weekend, seriously) So I had about a minute of sleep I reset my alarm and go to bed. I wake up disoriented don't realize that I had slept reset my alarm and pass out again.
Fuck you 7:00 AM stop givin me problems. This is the third time something like this has happened. 7:00 AM is also the only time where I feel tired.
I am adapting well but if theres times where I don't belive I have full control of my actions or the mental clarity to deal with situations as simple as that I hope that the adaptation period finishes soon.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Still going strong I'm more tired since yesterday but thats probably because of the break I took due to huge amounts of stress... Goddamn gypsies stole my car!
Friday, December 14, 2007
I had just woken up from my nap that I pushed forward in order to go on a walk with my mom and dog. During this nap a strange effect happened that I just brushed aside until later. I felt like I had lifted out of my body but was still attached to it by a series of tethers or strands. I was thinking to myself is this what astral projection is like? Not that I actually belive in that stuff. Then I blacked out and woke up at 7:00:am Regardless it was a strange and weird experience. I'm glad there were no githyanki around with their silver swords or I would have been done for.
The rest of Wednesday went off without a hitch I lasted the night without oversleep and I felt great on thursday.
1:00:pm It starts snowing outside to which was told that we were going to get 6-10 inches in a matter of hours. Since this is new england and the weathermen are always wrong I didn't think that it would be that bad. An email went out at work that said get out before 2 because the storm might actually be that bad. So we left as soon as possible, the traffic was already so bad that it took me roughly half an hour to get from my work to the highway which was less than a mile away. After getting on the highway the traffic was just as bad and this went on for another two hours.
3:00 pm (missed nap)
I was still stuck in traffic but I was going to pull off the road to go to a friends house instead of my home because the traffic was absolutely horrific and the snow was really coming down. At around 3:30 pm lights in my car start coming on and off and the engine starts reving for no reason. Then the car dies, in the middle of the highway surrounded by traffic with the biggest blizzard in two to three years coming down on my head. After about 10-15 minutes of sitting in the middle of the highway trying to push my car to the side. Two people helped me shove the dead vehicle to the side. I called tripple A which was busy. Then I called the police, within 2 minutes a cruiser shows up and says they called a tow truck. My friend who was 30 minutes behind me in traffic pulls over to the side and offers me a ride. I said I was waiting for a tow truck and thats what I thought what was going to happen at the time. So he left me there and continues to his home. Took him 7 and a half hours for him to get home.
At around 4:30 the police dont come with a tow truck my car is dead and I'm starting to freeze. At around 5 I see hazard lights coming down the street and hope starts to well up in my heart. The lights come closer and start to pass. I cant really see out of the window because of the snow caked on the side. I open the door after the lights pass because I think that why had parked in front of me to get my car on the tow truck. Turns out theres a three foot snowbank between my car and the highway now. The fucking plows trapped me in. I stopped the one at the end and asked him what I should do. He said just wait for a tow truck. I get back in the car there is no heat left in the vehicle. I cant feel my feet and some of my legs at this point, I call my dad and ask when he can come pick me up and he said maybe 2 hours from now. I tell him that I might just get a ride from someone because things might get very dangerous for me soon. Moments later a 18 wheeler drives over the snowbank and almost smashes my car into oblivion with me in it. 20 minutes later I get out of my car because I cant feel my feet and I don't want to lose them so I start waving people down. A SUV pulls over and talks to me for a moment I ask if I can get a ride. The guy driving it says, "Sure thing" and then just drives off cause hes a cocksucker. The next person that comes by actually lets me in and I start warming my feet. I ask her where shes going and thank god that shes not a crazy person.
Turns out she is heading in the same direction I was and makes plans to drop me off at a dunkin donuts. I call my dad and he says he'll met us there. He is actually behind us on the same highway in traffic at this point. So for the next four or so hours I talk to this woman, turns out she was pretty cool and invites me to a gingerbread cookie party on sunday. My dad calls me and mentions that hes past the dunkin donuts because theres no where to park and goes on to a gas station nearby. The woman is confused as to how my dad got there before we did and I mentioned that hes a wizard with traffic. Which he is, so we get to the gas station an hour and a half later and I'm traded off to my dad. I havent eaten since breakfast and it was 8:00 or 9:00 pm at this point. We walked to a super market and bought some chicken which I immediatly scarfed. It took us till about 9:30 to get back home and I called my friends to let them know I didnt freeze to death like I thought I would. So this is the worst that the traffic has ever been. My dad whos been in MA for 35 years had never seen traffic like this. I make a joke about treating myself with 30 minute naps and then I head upstairs to lay down. I fall unconsious and sleep. I wake up at the times I normally wake up when I take the naps considering its been a week and I felt almost normal while under polyphasic sleep. But I slept through all of them and woke up officially at 8:30.
Well I've been calling towing companies and the state police in attempts to locate my car. I also need to talk to the company that just repaired my car 2 days earlier because they were working on the electrical system and thats what seemed to kill my car yesterday.
I took my 11:00 am nap and it was the strangest nap I've ever taken.
Remember how I mentioned the strange effect on the 7:00 am nap on Wednesday? Thats nothing in comparison to what happened today. I went to my nap I was concerned since I slept through the night last night that I would be unable to sleep. I start to feel the pulses of my mind ramping down and dragging me into the unconsious and then the phone rings and jarrs me awake. However my mind continued ramping down. My body started tingling and locked up in sleep paralysis but I was consious of this. I start typing on a keyboard and entering some information into a computer. Then I remember that I'm not alseep but paralyzed on my bed. So I start typing things and then I return to staring at the backs of my eyelids. Then I'm somewhere else eating lunch with this person at a diner. I know I'm awake so I'm looking around this diner and I then try to look at the person I'm sitting across from's face and I snap back to my eyelids again. Then I start to think that I'm dreaming or something so I start probing around in my mind trying to figure out ways to force myself back into the dream. I manage to pull it off just long enough to attempt to look at the persons face again and I snap back out. This happens 2-3 more times before my alarm goes off and I regain full control of my body.
Honestly this is the weirdest thing that has happened to me since I started this polyphasic thing. Maybe there is something to what these new age religion people babble endlessly about. Although I do not belive in that and I will not, but maybe there is a biological function that they are playing off?
I dont know where my car is :(
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
This conversation pretty much sums up the last couple days.
Me: been sleeping for like the past 2 days :p
Me: I would have told you I declared the experiment over and that it was a success
Me: that it was sustainable
Me: I woke up 2 days later :p
Me: so apparently even though I felt more normal than I do now
Me: I had massive sleep debt :P
Friend: so your body finally rebelled :P
Me: by rebelled you mean usurped the throne :p
Me: and then burned down all the farms
Me: and freed the dragons
Me: so now theres nothing but brimstone and sulfur raining down upon the countryside
Now I think I'm a try to learn a language.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
back at 7:30 :P
Sunday, November 18, 2007
I'm suprised that this is working.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Once i woke up from my 11 Am nap I feel pretty much normal. Zombie mode is scarry so I'm getting my friend to come drive me around so I don't go back into it and die while attempting to get anywhere. I have little to no idea what happened so I might have stared at a wall for 6 hours. I think thats what happened. I looked at my computer and things had changed so obviously I used it. I was watching the office before it happened.
Friday, November 16, 2007
bear. Celing bears...
me: does kevin sorbo not know how to horse?
me: I think they used a stunt double
me: for him riding a horse
me: This seems like walking tall
me: but without the tension
me: or the racial issues
me: god he better use a 2x4
me: if there isnt one
me: there will be problems
friend: its a sequel to a terrible movie :P
me: I'ma immediately pop in ghost rider :p
me: actually it wasnt SO bad :p
me: I thought it was unique
me: with the whole beating people with sticks thing
friend: rofl it was direct to video :P
friend: the sequel
me: yeah I knowme: its pretty awful
me: by awful I mean I cant wait till 5 am
me: so I can sleep
me: instead of watching this
friend: lol the daughter of the guy who the movie is about condemmned the film :P
me: the first one?
me: or the terrible terrible sequel
friend: theyre still based on the same guy
me: lol what?
me: hes no longer black? :P
friend: and the rock is hardly black :P
me: hes like
me: wtf is the rock
me: hes uhhme: samoan?
me: I dont think the sequel was based on the original dude
me: its just like
me: some random guy in texas
me: who used to be hercules
me: and now hes like
me: a starship captain
me: of a time traveling warship called andromeda
me: This is how I justify this movie
me: he has gone back in time
me: to the 90's
me: to repair the time stream by making a really bad movie
me: with a paper thin plot
me: theres just people driving trucks
me: that are vaguely upsetme: I have no idea why
It is so bad that I don't know what would be worse. Overlseeping or continuing to watch this movie. But since I dont want to wuss out again I'm going to keep steadfast. I have this movie and ghost rider to watch. This movie is SO BAD.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
Friend sent me a link to this
WTF I HAV ENO IDEA WHATS HAPPENING
DAMNIT BLOGSPOT WHY WONT YOU POST!? WHY MUST I PUT UP WITH A VIRTUAL HELL AS WELL AS A PHYSICAL ONE!?
I went to sleep at 3:00 AM and instantly woke up at 7:00 It did not feel like any time had passed. It was one of those oh shit moments and I thought I was on the decline. I got hurriedly got ready for work and hauled ass to the office. When I got there I felt like absolute trash but I went to the deli and got myself an egg sandwich. That tasted really good but I felt pretty terrible so it did not outweigh the oversleep. I was thinking to myself that I should just give up and all these downer thoughts. I decided to go take my 11:00 o clock nap at apparently 10:30 because I was confused and couldn't read.
10:30 - AM
I went to sleep
11:00 - AM
I felt GREAT like that commercial where the guy screams about 500 hundred babies, babies EVERYWHERE! So I decided to stick with it and I'm continuing on this wonderfully self destructive path I've taken. I've noticed a strange feeling like my body is accepting the bullshit I'm dragging it through.
3:00 - PM
I woke up again and felt awesome I ate a chimichanga because its clearly a light food and I'm an asshat. So I was all peppy and semi hyper and full of energy, then I went to go pick up my friend and I've been in a steady decline since. Its around 5:00pm eastern time right now and I'm starting to become more and more confused and unable to get my ideas flowing. So if this seems disjointed that is why.
Polyphasic sleep is far different from just sleep deprivation. The feeling you get from it is a series of jarring events that keep you up forever and you just get really confused sometimes. Its sometimes not that bad because you get to sleep but its so bad because you don't get to sleep. You'd have to try it to understand what I'm talking about because this is the most ridiculous thing I have experienced. I'm going out on a limb here and saying that this is witchcraft and perhaps demon magic. Not voodoo though.
Thursday, November 8, 2007
It turns out that last time I attempted this feat I had lasted for 10 days and started passing out at irregular intervals. The apex of that journey was waking up on a mailbox after I had started walking to school that day. I did not infact remember making it that long. I had thought I managed about 3 days in this sleep schedule before giving up. Unfortunately my friends reminded me what was really going on.
This time I am far better prepared with alot more research done on this subject. This time I am not going to take anything that will effect my state of mind (caffine, alcohol). I am also going to be adopting a diet comprised of lighter foods so I wont spend as much time digesting while I am trying to sleep. I've learned from other examples of polyphasic sleepers is that you can add in additional naps as long as they are spaced out decently and still achieve results. I intend to do this for as long as I need to. Also I got a really neat alarm clock this time so theres no way I can fail... The current goal is to last a month like this.
I honestly have no idea what I am going to do with this extra time. Ideally I'd like to work on my artwork and play videogames cause I'm a nerd. I have a copy of hellgate and I'm ready to stave off madness by fighting hordes of demons. Good god this weekend isn't going to go well.
My current nap schedule is 3,7,11 AM/PM for 25 minutes a nap.
This nap went suprisingly well considering I don't usually take naps and I was not expecting to get any sleep. Strangely enough I was woken up by my unusually heavy egg shaped companion which was glowing orange and screaming. I went back to work and was feeling quite refreshed and more hyper than normal at that given time.
Took a nap, passed out for a couple minutes again didn't notice much other than the fact that I woke up groggy. I've essentially began looking forward to the next sleep in order to get this over with. BUT I did manage to play some crackdown. In-fact I beat it and said, "Wtf kind of ending is this?" and then went to my friend Tom's house.
So my asshat of a friend decided to cook dinner on the time of one of my naps so I couldn't eat. Also hes taunting me with soda and other things that I can't have during adjustment. I bet him 10 bucks that I could pull off this sleep schedule. Were playing some TF2 and DoTA