Greetings all. It has been a while since I've graced the blog with a post. I am so gracing it now.
Tonight Inara is spending her first night away from home without her parents. She is at grandma Anita's house. She was pretty stoked for the chance (largely because it involved popcorn and the movie Frozen). As the movie ended about thirty minutes ago I assume things have went well. That Inara was heavily sleep deprived should work in Anita's favor. Either way we turned our phones off.
Anycase here is my main point of this post. We've been observing Inara's sleeping habits and have discovered something potentially groundbreaking. I have made the below graph to show the results of my research.
As you can see from the above chart the amount of energy Inara derives from a mere 15 seconds of sleep is equal to the energy needed to remain awake 2 additional hours at bedtime. This is nearly a payback of 500 times the invested (sleep) time. As the graph runs in seconds I could not adequately show what happens at the 1800 seconds mark (30 minutes). At this point the additional consciousness rises to 3 hours, but the payback is markedly decreased to a factor of 6. At the one hour mark of naptime it is speculated there will be an increase of consciousness equivalent to 5 hours. At the 2 hour mark no additional sleep is presumed to be required by the child. Ever.
As you can see the area with highest confirmed payback appears to be somewhere between 15 and 60 seconds. Additional testing is needed.
I will be publishing these findings in my paper entitled, "For the love of god, sleep" in the Journal of Pediatrics and Parental Suffering.