Day 19: Retroactive Illegality

Yesterday I had the worst sleep I had in a while. May’ve been due to the anomalous use of a terrible pillow, but more likely I think to the late use of caffeine (around 15:00). Was pretty out of it most of the day, the foggy unable-to-think-ness was back.

Previously my alertness tracker was pretty high friction, I’ve massively simplified it now and it’s going to poll me every hour, so we’ll have much better data soon :)

I tightend up the tracker to make it easier to rapidly run through the values I’m tracking, and since I’m reliably using it every day now I’ve added some other things like if I followed Plan, and what challenege I’m currently doing.

Similarly to Day 18, I was super-alert during the nap and really tired about 30-60 mins later. Wish I had this pinpointed on a graph, but If I woke up at about 8 then the tiredness was at about 15, which is 7 hour difference. I’ll try taking my naps in the 7-8th hour. I’ll take caffeine at 15:00 despite it’s unplelasant effects on night sleep so far, as for it to not be swirling in my system during the nap.

(first couple were test values)

2 thoughts on “Day 19: Retroactive Illegality

  1. raj says:

    Are you familiar with how caffeine works? As brain goes on during day, you get sleepier. That’s homeostatic component. Caffeine suppresses that so alertness seems high without anything happening in your brain to resolve pressure for memory consolidation.

    It is practically impossible to sleep then because you need homeo + circadian to sleep.

    Small unrelated note: taking caffein to fix night sleep is the worst of ideas. It won’t affect circadian so you still feel terrible and you’ll also be left unable to initiate sleep

    I’m also curious about if it’s really caffeine at 3 screwing your night sleep. Maybe since your metabolism/weight/quantity consumed are all different we are affected differently but I wonder if there are confounders such as diet that caused the fogginess.

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    • >>> I wonder if there are confounders such as diet that caused the fogginess.

      I would be confused if that were the case since my diet hasn’t undergone massive changes since 3 days ago when i was feeling good

      >>> I’m also curious about if it’s really caffeine at 3 screwing your night sleep.

      ah you know what it may’ve been that i’ve been taking protected zone less seriously + been in brothers bed (didn’t want to screw my bed’s sanctity) and being woken up by his movementn all nihgt. I’ll start watching movie (protected zone action) in my bed again

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