Sleeping sitting up [EXPERIMENT] – Conclusion

Well, it’s been four(ish) weeks. And, yeah, I haven’t exactly slept sitting up the whole time. That would be, sort of, crazy. Because it certainly wasn’t easy.

I’m calling it quits for a couple reasons.

  • First, I’m just tired of trying this.
  • Second, I think I’ve kind of done what I wanted to do.

Two’s a couple – I’ll stop there with the reasons.

Sleeping sitting up – finding the pillows, piling them all up, getting comfy, just remembering to do all this – takes a lot of of you. And then, if you’re not good at it, you end up running on this super subpar sleep, tired when you wake up, mouth dry sometimes, grumpy. I’m ready to sleep soundly at night again, and not feel guilty about it.

But I also accomplished what I came for. I can’t actually sleep with my head straight up. I didn’t get that far. But I did improve my ability to sleep in a seat. With my head slumped slightly, I can get to sleep pretty quick, quicker than I could before this experiment. More importantly, I know my limits a lot better.

Overall, I’m happy with how it turned out. I wish I could say I can now sleep sitting straight up, legs crossed in a lotus position, nothing supporting my back but my highly developed “sleeping sitting up” skills, but I can’t. That’s okay.