. I've noticed a problem that I seem to have is spacing out all the time, but especially the first four hours after I wake up on a school day. I fight against doing it, but it still happens. I'll be sitting doing class work or listening to a lecture, and all of the sudden, it's like I've jumped forward in time between five minutes and thirty minutes, and I have no recollection of the lost time. Out of curiosity, I've asked people around me exactly what I do during those periods of lost time, and every time I hear the same thing: I sit there with glassy eyes, but with an otherwise very puzzled expression. I won't respond to being called and I really don't do anything but sit and look like I'm thinking really hard.
. I'm trying to find a solution to this because it is beginning to get really annoying, especially since Spanish is my first class of the day and I have no prior experience with the language. In the past, I was able to get away with this happening because I already knew everything anyway, and if I got a test, I could ace it without really having paid attention or having studied.
. I originally thought perhaps that a lack of sleep was the culprit, but after I tested this by training myself to go to bed earlier, I found that an increase in sleep did not improve my situation. Next, I tested the hypothesis that I was under-stimulated. I asked more questions to stimulate my mind and get myself more involved in the discussion. Surprisingly, this also failed as I eventually trailed off into that strange state that seems to ambush me. My next idea is that perhaps it is not the amount of sleep I'm getting or my stimulation, but rather the time I must get up. This factor, however, is beyond my control.
Has anybody every experienced anything like this, and if so, what was your solution?
@The Great One
I also somewhat expect its a perceiver thing, so I am calling people I know for sure are perceivers.