Getting By On Less Sleep?
I haven't been getting enough sleep, guys. I average about five hours of sleep a day. A half hour more if I'm lucky. I work 16-hour shifts at work 3-4 days a week, from 3 PM-7 AM. This brutal schedule has left me feeling absolutely awful. I've caught the sniffles and I can literally feel my health diminishing. It's hard to quantify, but I don't feel good. At. All. I find Dave's work on sleep hacking to be inspiring, however it's rather clear to me that I'm not yet healthy enough to get by on this little sleep. At least, not multiple days a week.
I know this isn't healthy, but unfortunately, I haven't really got a choice but to keep this schedule for a while longer yet. Is there anything I can do to mitigate the damage caused by this schedule? Anything I can do (other than sleep) to make up for the lack of sleep? I'm sorry if this is a ridiculous question. I"m making sure to take my supplements, have been taking my daily Vit C to help with the sniffles, but I still feel like shit.
I'm kind of in a bad place right now and would love it if anyone has some suggestions.
"I know how to despise mere cool intelligence. What I want is intelligence matched by pure, physical existence, like a statue." --Yukio Mishima