I dozed between recountings. And Spooky just woke up. :) Yes, last night was not a sleep-dep night.
Excerpted from e-mail, my every-other-night sleep-dep schedule:
Awake til 4 AM
Sleep 4-6 AM
Awake 6 AM til 9, 10 PM
Sleep 10 PM to "whenever", which works out to be about 7
Awake 7 til 4 AM
Lather, rinse, repeat. No naps allowed. The goal is to stress my body out to the point where the sleep dep is hazardous to my health but will not actually kill me.
The sleep-dep is another of the more annoying parts of the process, of course. The most annoying by far is just that I'm tethered to the wall by my head. Electrodes lead to brainworms lead to pack lead to wall. The cord to the wall is long enough for me to go to the bathroom or sit in a chair. So I'm limited to a zone of about 3 yards, estimated by Spooky.
And I can't shower without assistance. And I'm sweating all the freakin' time - I don't know if that's Trileptal withdrawal or what, that my internal thermostat is out of whack like this. I am smelly right now. :( Adam better get here soon so he can hold my pack in the shower!
And I wanna take a walk. *pout*
So yes. Summation: Exhausted, bored, schvitzy, tethered to wall by head.
My electrodes have been re-gelled, but taped, not re-glued; I hope that means they have faith that I'm not going to be in for a whole 'nother week. This is Day Five.