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How I can get regular good sleep – turn myself into a science experiment

Posted Jul 29 2012 4:22pm

Here’s my motivation

Ah ha! Eureka! I think I’ve figured out how to get good sleep on a regular basis — I need to turn myself (well, my life, anyway) into a science experiment.

I need decent motivation to get to bed at a decent hour each night, but that has been eluding me. I’ve tried everything, from reward to punishment, and nothing’s working. What to do, to ensure I follow my own good judgment and do the right thing?

Here’s what to do — design a 30-day experiment, where I track my level of alertness and ability to cope each day that I get a decent amount of sleep. I’ve been working on a deficit for months, now, and I can’t even remember what it feels like to be rested. So, if I arrange things so that I DO get to bed at a decent hour, and I track my progress and experience closely, with absolute devotion to the scientific method and carefully controlled test conditions, I might just be able to pull it off.

Here’s hoping I don’t blow anything up ;)

So, I’ll come up with a tracking sheet where I can log my sleep and experiences, and amass a body of information about the whole experience.

I may blog about it, too, as I go. We’ll see…

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