Archive for October 2005

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Days 8-11

Since my polyphasic sleep experiment seemed to be going so well, I decided to give it a more difficult test the past few days to get a better sense of its boundaries and limits. This might have been a bit premature, given that I’ve only been at it for a week, but the opportunity was…

Creating Inspiration

If you do any creative work, I’m sure you’ve experienced this dilemma: Should you ever work when you aren’t inspired, or should you wait for inspiration? I’ve had to face this situation many times, whether it involved designing a new computer game or writing an original blog entry. Sometimes inspiration strikes me at the most…

Knowing Is Being

What do you know? Do you know about productivity, time management, and organizing? Are you highly productive? Do you know how to be healthy? Are you healthy? Do you believe your life should serve a purpose? Are you living such a purpose right now? Do you know what it means to be good? Are you…

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Day 7

I just finished my first week on polyphasic sleep. It’s been over 175 hours since my last full night of sleep. Everything is continuing to go well. Today was even better than yesterday. No more brain fog. No more reduced reflexes. I drove the car today for the first time in the past week with…

Top 500 Blog

Not long ago this blog reached the top 500 on the blog search engine Technorati, out of more than 20 million blogs indexed. Its current rank is #420 (last week it was #469). According to Technorati, this blog has over 2200 incoming links from over 900 other blogs. That’s an average of about 6 new…

Best of StevePavlina.com

Here are links to 17 of the top articles since this blog began in October 2004. This list is subjective, including articles that have been the most popular among readers, articles that readers claimed have helped them the most, and my own personal favorites. If you’re relatively new to the site, this core group of…

Polyphasic Sleep Log – A Wife’s Perspective

My wife, Erin, has a unique perspective on my polyphasic sleep experiment that she wanted to share, so the rest of this post is from her. You might be wondering what it’s been like to live with Steve while he’s trying his polyphasic sleep experiment. Let me tell you… When he first came to me…

Polyphasic Sleep – Response to Reader Feedback

Now to address some questions/issues that readers raised with respect to my polyphasic sleep experiment. More Details on Naps: On my polyphasic schedule, I spend about 15-20 minutes asleep during each nap. I set my countdown timer alarm for 30 minutes right when I lie down. It usually takes me 5-10 minutes to fall asleep,…

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Day 6

Today was the best by far. My energy and alertness levels have taken a big leap forward. Right now I’d say I feel at least as good as I did when sleeping monophasically (a 10 on a scale of 1-10). It’s almost unbelievable that I can feel so wide awake, alert, and energetic on only…

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Day 5

My polyphasic sleeping experience of the last 24 hours wasn’t quite as good as that of Day 4. My naps weren’t as restorative, and I spent much of last night feeling drowsy. I added a couple extra naps to make it through the night. That seemed to help, as I did finally have some dreams…