And I’m still sick.
I guess it was bound to happen really. I had recently decided that I should train myself to sleep less. How exciting could life become if I could snag an extra hour a day… or two hours? man. A free 700 hours a year seems too awesome to not try it. Especially 700 hours of guitar practice. I bet with 700 hours of guitar a year I could be Jimmy Page.
Then I look around and see those that dominate sleep like it was a pile of stationary star bits in Super Mario Galaxy waiting to be owned by an experienced player two. Tim Baird survives healthfully off of about 5 hours. Irene can seemingly live off 4. JonAbad? well heck. Some say Jon hasn’t slept since the renaissance.
So I tried it. I started going to bed later and later and getting up at the same time.
And, as every rational mikedidonato.com reader would have predicted, I pretty much failed miserably. And this morning, as I woke up fully refreshed but totally sick after 11 hours of deep sleep I decided to do some quick web research about this idea. That’s right. I decided to research AFTER trying it instead of before. Anyway, in general people say that you can’t do it. But there are some good points of ‘if you improve the quality’ perhaps you can then sleep less. Paulette suggested that perhaps some yoga or relaxation techniques before bed would help. Tony said I should buy an expensive comfy bed. My mom told me I was an idiot and that I should go to bed.