Circadian Rhythm Chronotherapy – Experiment Check-in 6
Saturday, 7:30 AM
Continuing on the chronotherapy experiment…
Seriously dude, I am tired. Like, really. Two days with almost no sleep. I am not fun to be around either. Growly. Annoyed. Nauseated. Brain-dead. Mistake-ful. Comprehension-challenged. Hurting. Dizzy. Icky. Not with the happy.
It’s not the end of the world. I’m not homicidal or anything but I really, really want to sleep now.
Normally I find light treatments waking and energizing but I suspect I’m too tired for them to have any affect at this point.
I’m going to try to eat some breakfast/lunch even though my stomach is still mad at me for taking pills and not sleeping. I sort of want to kill the person that came up with this protocol. Yes, I’m aware I can stop any time I want but I’m pretty dedicated to following through. I want to try this exactly once with the exact protocol and then never, ever try it again barring some sort of fabulous results.
Thursday – stay awake all day and night
Friday – stay awake all day
Friday – 5:00 AM – 7:00 AM – light therapy
Friday – 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM – sleep
Saturday – 5:00 AM – 7:00 AM – light therapy
Saturday – 8:00 PM – 3:00 AM – sleep
Sunday – 5:00 AM – 7:00 AM – light therapy
Sunday – 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM – sleep
And it’s only 12.5 hours until I get to (try to) go back to sleep. Yay.
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Natasha Tracy is an award-winning writer, speaker and consultant from the Pacific Northwest. She has been living with bipolar disorder for 18 years and has written more than 1000 articles on the subject.