Sleep Reset, Memory Lapse
It happened again last night, another oversleep and another memory lapse. I went to sleep around 11:15PM and woke up at 4:30AM. When I woke up the timer was sitting on my bed, physically switched off. I never turn it off since I just have to hit the stop button to end an alarm. I have no idea why I turned it off. I seem to have a lingering memory of waking up to the alarm, but I’m not sure about that. I had even set a second timer placed on the other side of the room. It seems I just ignored the 2nd one.
I’ve decided it’s time for what I’m going to call a “sleep reset.” For the next week I’m going to try to have as many 8h monophasic sleep days as possible without using alarms. If I can’t fit in 8h of sleep (probably on school days) I’ll take 6h with one nap in the afternoon. Next weekend I will move back to polyphasic sleep. I’m hoping that a week of monophasic sleep will help fix the oversleeps and memory loss. Plus I want to get out of the habit of sleeping through alarms.
I’m going to get in touch with the University of Rochester sleep center during the next week and see if they have any input on the subject. Who knows, maybe they’ll be interested in using me for research.