Polyphasic sleep

… Polyphasic sleep is a sleep pattern specification intended to compress sleep time to 2-5 hours daily. This is achieved by spreading out sleep into short (around 20-45 minute) naps throughout the day. This allows for more waking hours with relatively high alertness…

Lifehack.org started this discussion half a year ago. Since then many has started testing the idea which originally is based upon a featured article titled Uberman’s sleep schedule by Kuro5hin.

Polyphasic sleep involves taking multiple short sleep periods throughout the day instead of getting all your sleep in one long chunk. Steve Pavlina has been very interested in this and has written a post about it where he describes how he tried it out. Under this sleep schedule, your sleep times might be at 2am, 6am, 10am, 2pm, 6pm, and 10pm. And each time you’d sleep for only 20-30 minutes. This is nice because the times are the same whether AM or PM, and they’re consistent from day to day as well, so you can still maintain a regular daily schedule, albeit a very different one.

Steve logged every day and that can be interested reading. He summarized his test with: “This experiment did in fact succeed in a big way and lead to me deciding to adopt this method of sleep indefinitely”

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