Day 21: Immediate Exercise Above All

Today I felt very bad and tired most of the day. Couple possiblities:

a) Because I didn’t have the morning run

  • Any adventure needs risk, and as such I sustained a mild injury to my neck when I fell out of a tree yesterday :) (It felt immensley better when I woke up today, 99% chance the pain’ll be completely gone in 2 days.) anyway i skipped the run to heal. Neverthless I should have prioritised the morning sunlight and walked the route anyway.
  • I woke up at 6:20 originally and was really tired and went back to sleep for another 2h~ . Could be because of going to sleep too early? Homeostatic running out too quickly, before circadian phase sleep satisfied leaving me groggy?

b) Because I didn’t take afternoon caffeine (as decided in day 20)

  • This isn’t fun. I like caffeine. I like the dopamine. I don’t recall any particular insomnia from taking caffeine post 14:00 aside from feeling fatigued the next day. Something something caffeine in blood during sleep make sleep bad?

c) Caffeine Tolerance development

  • this may explain the increased general fatigue over the past couple days too. Haven’t been feeling much by keeping dose stable. May up to 100mg morning, but don’t want to push back homeostatic best nap opportunity.

Microdose caffeine after getting up at like 16:00? like 12.5mg? I’m hesistant because it’s a massive pain to chop up caffeine that tiny, and it’s imprecise. Is a good idea? Probably.

The long term benefits of developing an ability to nap must be *immense* to outweigh the loss in mood and productivity a lack of afernoon caffeine causes.

Got a full day of alertness tracking data.

3 thoughts on “Day 21: Immediate Exercise Above All

  1. raj says:

    * Caffeine Tolerance development

    Have you considered looking up data on this? If this is the case definitely lay off the caffeine.

    * The long term benefits of developing an ability to nap must be *immense* to outweigh the loss in mood and productivity a lack of afernoon caffeine causes.

    They are!!! Also, look at this as a lifetime investment: the conclusions and data you collect can be used for the rest of your life!

    Look at it from the big picture!

    * I woke up at 6:20 originally and was really tired and went back to sleep for another 2h~ . Could be because of going to sleep too early? Homeostatic running out too quickly, before circadian phase sleep satisfied leaving me groggy?

    Maybe without caffeine your sleep is shifting much earlier? I’ve had this issue too, where naturally body wants to wake up around 7 even if I sleep around 12 or 1.

    The answer is probably to have a longer protected zone w ith ability to sleep IMMEDIATELY as soon as can fall asleep within 10

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    • > Caffeine Tolerance development If this is the case definitely lay off the caffeine.

      why? As far as I know there’s no negative consequenes of gaining caffeine tolerance, you just take more then it levels out.

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    • > Maybe without caffeine your sleep is shifting much earlier? I’ve had this issue too, where naturally body wants to wake up around 7 even if I sleep around 12 or 1.

      The answer is probably to have a longer protected zone w ith ability to sleep IMMEDIATELY as soon as can fall asleep within 10

      good idea, thanks. I’ve just moved my focusme night block to 21:30 (supermemo is still unblocked, just other distractions are less) to make night protected zone easier

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