Archive for the 'Polyphasic Sleep' Category

Polyphasic Sleep Log: Day 15 -21

Posted by admin on December 29th, 2007

Well it’s been almost a month now since being on the Everyman sleep schedule. Since I last wrote, there has not been any changes or developments that are worth writing here and unless something changes, this will probably be the last post on the subject. I still want to try the 1.5-hour core sleep with [...]

Polyphasic Sleep Log: Days 8 – 14

Posted by admin on December 22nd, 2007

I’ve continued to maintain the sleep schedule that I’ve set up over the last week with great success. For the most part, I find it easy to get up after the 3-hour core sleep and can maintain the intermittent 20-min naps spread at three different blocks throughout the day. My schedule is fairly consistent in [...]

Polyphasic Sleep Log: Day 7

Posted by admin on December 15th, 2007

After a full week of polyphasic sleeping on the Everyman sleep schedule, I’d definitely say I’m adapted at this point. I am finally able to sit down and read without dosing off and I have surprisingly great mental clarity — especially during the wee hours of the morning. This mental clarity I feel, is one [...]

Polyphasic Sleep Log: Day 6

Posted by admin on December 14th, 2007

After finishing six days on the Everyman sleep schedule it continues to get easier. I think I can now say that I’m almost completely adapted to this. I’ve really come to enjoy the night-time ‘shift’ as I call it. I get free run of the house and it stays quiet for around 5 hours straight [...]

Polyphasic Sleep Log: Day 5

Posted by admin on December 13th, 2007

Last night and into today has been by far the best day yet. I wasn’t quite sure if the improvement of Day 4 in my polyphasic-sleep experiment was just a fluke or if it indeed was the first signs of adaptation. But after tonight, I can now definitely say that I’m getting out of the [...]

Polyphasic Sleep Log: Day 4

Posted by admin on December 12th, 2007

I think I’m finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This past evening was a lot better in that I could actually spend some time working on projects that I had to get done on my computer without beginning to dose off. It’s not to say I didn’t have a [...]

Polyphasic Sleep Log: Day 3

Posted by admin on December 11th, 2007

Last night was by far the worst night yet. It was a real struggle to stay awake during the 2am to 7am ‘shift’ and I was stuck doing tasks that didn’t require a lot of mental activity. Despite the feeling that there is a constant fog surrounding my brain, I must say that all this [...]

Polyphasic Sleep Log: Day 2

Posted by admin on December 10th, 2007

It’s currently 4:34am and I’ve almost made it through the second night on the ‘Everyman’ sleep schedule. I’m starting to really feel sleep deprived and it’s going to take some massive will if this continues to get worse. The 20-min naps continue to be surprisingly restorative, however they’re far enough apart that getting through the [...]

Polyphasic Sleep Log: Day 1

Posted by admin on December 8th, 2007

It’s been one 24-hour period since I began my polyphasic-sleep experiment. Since I woke up from my normal 7-8 hour sleep schedule yesterday morning at 6am, I decided to skip the 7am nap and began the ‘Everyman’ sleep schedule with the noon nap. Luckily, I started this on a Friday so hopefully I’ll be well [...]

Polyphasic Sleep

Posted by admin on December 7th, 2007

Today marks the first day in my experiment to become a polyphasic sleeper. For those who are not familiar with it, ‘polyphasic sleep’ refers to several alternative sleep patterns which are intended to reduce sleep time to 2-6 hours daily. The practitioner achieves this by spreading out sleep into short naps of around 15-45 minutes [...]