I slept quite well, which was lovely considering how terribly I've been sleeping in the days before it. Even my daytime crash out naps have basically just been a few hours where my eyes don't have to be open, not when I actually fall asleep. I was worried that since I was staying at my folks the night before the exam that I would be so stressed and weird about being in a different sleeping environment that I wouldn't sleep AGAIN and thus go into exam day with a whole world of exhaustion over my head.
Well, it didn't quite go that bad. I slept a good 9 hours, even with some crazy psychadelic dreams - one was about a giant chocolate sundae from McDonald's that left me wondering in the morning whether I actually HAD had one of them recently (I haven't, the one in my dream was in a giant plastic bowl). I woke up and had breakfast and read a little bit.... then went back to bed for two hours. I was feeling really exhausted again and my eyes were almost refusing to stay open. Hoping that a sleep would be better for me than any cram-study I crashed out but only slept lightly, thanks to the family of kookaburras near the house that kept going off every so often, which would then get me thinking about kookaburras and how they breed, and then other bird things and then blah blah blah....
I was nervous as all hell, and even considered telling the exam guy about my sleeping in case I crashed out halfway through (has happened before)... but I didn't. And I made it all the way through!!! I guess it was the adrenaline or whatever. Sitting here now, 3 hours on, I feel a bit... duuuhhhh.... it's like all the energy output I'm capable of in a day was concentrated firmly in the 3 hours and THAT'S IT no more energy for anyone else.
Well, now that that's over I can focus more on the rest of my life... maybe make my bed properly, and read something that has nothing to do with the physics of flight... and just get back on track