Denna utbyte från Utkast # 2 av manuset indikerar att han har provat det (upprepade gånger).
Kort sagt fungerar det inte. Han vaknar bara vid 6 am.
PHIL: I used to try to stay up all night sometimes. I thought if I could stay conscious I could figure out what was going on, or at least hang onto something from the day before. But I gave up on that a long time ago.
Rita looks at him with compassion.
RITA: It sounds so— lonely.