figure 1. restless steph during exam time
Subsequently my face has permanently taken shape as such in figure 1. I could be sleeping right now, but right before the final exam I had 4 hours a go, I had a lapse in judgment and drank a nice venti double shot on ice. The equivalent to 5 shots of espresso, nice.
So, since I've had no time to sleep with exams/work/living. I've been taking naps whenever I can. Came across an article that spouted random handy facts on the sleep cycle.
things I found helpful:
(1) If you don't limit your naps to about 45 minutes or less, you'll fall into slow-wave sleep, killing the good effects of napping you're trying to reap.
(2) NASA research says taking a nap for approximately 26 minutes can increase overall alertness 54%. Yet you have to wonder how one can really measure overall awareness percent wise...
(3) Caffeine takes about 20-30 minutes to kick in, within this time take a 20 cat nap. When you wake up the coffee has probably kicked in and the rapid eye movement during the cat nap further boosts sensory processes.
To see more on sleep and stuff click on fig 2. Or geek out and google some articles. HAH! finally feeling the caffiene wearing off. Off to bed I go...