I read a few years ago on Steve Pavlina blogs that he was experimenting with a polyphasic sleeping schedule. So I always thought I would give it a try some day. Well the day is today.
I am starting a new sleeping pattern as of tonight. It’s called polyphasic sleep. There’s actually a couple different pattern of polyphasic sleep you can do, im doing the Dual-Core. It consist of splitting the sleep in 2 chunks of 3.5 hours and have at least 2 hours of awake time between the first sleep and the second sleep. This seem to be the most natural way of sleeping. That’s what was used centuries ago and very well documented. It is said that people would use this time to have sex, visit the neighboors, write or pray. But it seems that since the 17th century we slowly let go of our dual-core sleep pattern and started using the monophasic sleep pattern.
So the dual-core sleep pattern really seems like the best polysphasic sleep out there to start with. It won’t be much of a change and i think i’ll adapt to it quite easily. You can read more on this here : polyphasicsociety.com
There is other polyphasic sleep pattern. One called the uberman which is the one that i have seen most people try. But the problem is that people trying it usually don’t last more than 30 days because it is really taxing on the system to get used to it. The uberman is 20mins nap every 4 hours for a total of 2 hours of sleep/day. I heard that it could have been the sleep pattern of Tesla and Edison. I even heard that they would brag between each other about how little they slept. But after a few research i found out that Tesla died of a unknown disease at age 60. which is not too bad back in the day, but one of my main concern is life extension. So If im going to tax my immune system than i’m not gonna do it.
So uberman can be nice if you want to exchange more time today for less time alive when you are old, but since my compound interest in my bank account wont start really kicking in until im much older, id rather slow down the process and take it easy until my old age.
This should be an interesting experience. I will be keeping a sleep log to track my progress. My sleeping pattern from the upcoming weeks will be 12:00am-3:30am and back to sleep around 6:00am-9:30am. My goal is to play with the sleep time a little, depending how my body react and bring them down to 3 hours for each block. So in average I should be getting around 6-7 hours of sleep/night.
I”m really looking forward the results. Like energy, focus and over-all hapiness. I will keep you updated. If you want to learn more on polyphasic sleep, read on this website: polyphasicsociety.com Until my next blog, sleep tight!
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