Well, I stuck with it the rest of the week. Got up earlier each day, trying to get into that (theoretical) sweet spot of 6-8 hours of sleep. I continued to have more energy, get more done, and just generally feel better and more alert each day.
Today, I decided to test the theory that there was a connection getting less sleep (not over-sleeping) and having better mental faculties throughout the day. For all I knew, the better frame of mind could be coming from my Buddhist studies and have nothing to do with how much sleep I’m getting! So, I slept in today.
The results of today’s experiments only back up the original theory. I’ve gotten nothing accomplished today. I’m feeling sluggish and unmotivated. All because, apparently, I’ve gotten too much sleep. It’s still not as bad as it’s been in the past, supporting the notion that Buddhism is having at least some influence on me, but too much sleep still looks to be the main culprit.
Now, to get back to waking up at a more reasonable hour…