Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Day 3
Faliure, again. The alarm was 15 feet from my bed, and I am 100% sure I set it right. I just woke up, from my 7am nap. I am thinking at this point that if this is going to suceed, I'm going to need to be caffienated, at least for the first two weeks. My body is going into override way to early at this point. I had to have gotten up, walked to the alarm, turned it off, and gotten back into bed. The only time I've had a similar loss of control over myself, is when I did the experiment where I didn't sleep for three days. At this point Uberman's is going to have to be put on hold, at least until after finals. After that, I might return to it, who knows. I'll leave the webpage here I guess, and you can look for updates in a few weeks.
Day 3
Things are looking good at this point. I just watched hardball on TV, ok movie, kind of sad I suppose, but it passed time. Now I'm just trying to find something to do untill my 7am nap. I moved my alarm clock far away from my bed. Hopefully this will prevent oversleeping. If oversleeping is going to happen, history tells me it will happen soon. On the other hand, I've been this far totally sleepless before. Then again it didn't seem to help me on the last two tries. I really hope I can pull this through. It's gonna need to be functional by next week, because I can't afford to be fighting with it still during finals. The original writeup says that I should be fully acclimated after 12 days or so. Gonna be cutting it close to finals, but with the number of projects I have to do, I'm gonna need the time. My profs seem to have gotten nothing done this whole quarter, and now they're trying to make up for it so the department doesnt get on their asses. I still have yet to touch any of the cokes I bought. I'm proud of myself for that. Also, I got a bit of a wierd feeling in my head about an hour ago, while I was watching the movie. It wasn't a tired feeling, but more of a loss of balance thing. Another interesting point. Mike seems to have contracted the fever of destiny, and with my sleep pattern as it is, my immune response is going to be shit. I've been toking up on vitamins, but I think I might get whatever he has, which could be detrimental to the experiment. This brings some questions to mind. REM sleep is important to the mental regeneration we need on a daily basis, but my guess is that NREM sleep still contributes to physical regeneration, as well as immunity. THe uberman writeup mentions nothing about this. The internet also seems to be horribly lacking in information on this topic, beyond the standard sleep deprivation is bad papers, at least according to google. If anyone knows where I can get some founded info about this stuff, holler back at me. rapereira@csupomona.edu

Rufus

Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Day 2
I am so amazingly tired. I overslept my 11am nap by 45 minutes. Hockey class killed me to death, and I overslept my 3pm nap by some short amount of time. I am experiencing the tired spell of destiny. I hope I can make it through. Fuck I'm tired.

Rufus
Day 2
Well, my 7am nap went fine. No sleep from it I think, but that is to be expected. I had a fit of productivity this morning, and ended up cleaning the whole kitchen, I even mopped, and cleaned up the living room. I think I would have vacuumed, but everyone was sleeping. I think that I've discovered a definate key to this whole thing here. Productivity is very important. Before I was concerned with keeping entertained, and I am now sure that this is the wrong frame of mind. The key is not how can I keep entertained, but what can I do with my newly aquired free time. I admit, cleaning may not be a hobby that bears repetition, but I am working with limited resources at this point. I think I will go to the bank when it opens, and I also have plans to do my math homework shortly. This new methodology may prove hard at first, as I am not one for getting things done before they have to be, but we'll see. Who knows, it could be a life changeing experience. Another interesting point: I bought two twelve packs of coke on sunday night, and there are still only three cans missing from them, one of which was danny's. This is extroardinary in my mind. I have been drinking tampico, and snacking on oranges and pineapples. I have to say, it is strangely gratifying to make a turn for the healthy. On the other side of things, I bought 5 boxes of corn pops yesterday night. Vons has them at 5 for $10. One box is almost empty.

Rufus
Day 2
Naps are on schedule and ok. I think I may have actually slept during my last two naps, though no REM. I also woke up right before my alarm went off both times, which was wierd. I'm going to move my alarm clock away from the bed. It shouldn't be a problem to wake up untill tomorrow, but I'm gonna do it today anyways. I also have plans to buy a rubix cube tomorrow, which should help me stay up. In other news, Danny proposed a pool on when I'm gonna fuck up the schedule. He proposed to do it really dumbly though, and couldn't explain it in the end of things. It proved humorous at least. I think he wrote about the pool on his diary page, but I'm not sure, check it out. I also broke my bike again yesterday. Hopefully I can get it fixed tomorrow. Everyone here thinks I'm going to fail miserably. Only time will tell I guess.

Rufus

Monday, May 27, 2002

Day 1
Fuck it, it's on, 1st nap: 3pm, naps to follow at 4 hour intervals.

Rufus