I’ve been reading up on stuff like sleep cycles—fascinating. Only goes to show the importance of proper sleeping habits, which I surely lack.
There are five stages of sleep. A complete cycle means going through all five uninterrupted. People seem to think that the quality of sleep you get depends on the number of complete cycles you get; waking up groggy is a direct result of waking up in the middle of a cycle. Makes sense, somewhat. The average length of a sleep cycle is around 90 minutes, but you can never be sure.
I’m trying a new way of waking up: setting the alarm at the latest possible time I can wake up. I’ll usually wake up just before that time, naturally. Waking up to a really loud sound is not great for your health—I can tell from experience.
One last thing. Is it weird to dream in the third person? Usually in my dreams, I’m the narrator. It’s like I’m telling a story or something—with an audience of one. My dreams are a continuous soliloquy; the problem is that I just can’t seem to remember ‘em.