Sleep Category Archive

Polyphasic Exercise

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Since polyphasic sleep has given me an abundance of extra free time each day, I’ve decided to devote some of that time to improving my fitness. I’ve been exercising regularly for over 15 years now (with some off periods never lasting more than a few months), but my focus has been almost entirely on aerobic […]

Polyphasic Sleep Seinfeld Episode

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

I’ve been told there’s a Seinfeld episode where Kramer attempts polyphasic sleep. Of course it doesn’t go quite as well for him as it did for me. I haven’t watched Seinfeld in a long time, but given how often Seinfeld re-runs are aired, I figured that particular episode is bound to come up again. I […]

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Days 25-30 (Final Update)

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Today is the beginning of Day 31 of my polyphasic sleep experiment, so I’ve completed a full 30 days.  This will be my final official log entry on this experiment unless there’s some significant new change down the road.  I consider the experiment a huge success, and I intend to continue with polyphasic sleep indefinitely unless I discover a […]

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Days 23-24

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

Just a few things to report in this polyphasic sleep experiment update. Shifting Perceptions of Time. The sensation that time is passing very slowly that I mentioned in the previous polyphasic log update continues. I’m amazed at how long this weekend seemed to last. To measure time as the passing of days no longer seems […]

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Day 22

Friday, November 11th, 2005

One of the most important (and highly unexpected) developments that recently occurred in my polyphasic sleep experiment was a change in my perception of the passing of time during the naps. When I began this experiment, if I took a 20-minute nap, I’d sleep fairly lightly and awaken feeling that about 20 minutes had passed. […]

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Day 21

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

I’ve lasted 3 weeks now on the polyphasic sleep experiment. It’s been quite an amazing experience, and unless some unforeseen roadblocks occur in the weeks ahead, I’ve decided to stick with it. Things I Haven’t Tried. I’ve received several questions about things I haven’t tried, like napping at my desk or eating different foods than […]

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Days 19-20

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

I’ve had some further developments regarding my polyphasic sleep experiment, so I figured an update would be in order. Lucid Dreaming. On Monday night I had another lucid dream during a nap I took just after midnight. This one wasn’t as vivid or as long as the first, but I consider it a significant development […]

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Days 12-18

Monday, November 7th, 2005

I had made a note on my calendar to write a polyphasic sleep experiment update this morning, so here goes… Today I’m beginning my 18th day on polyphasic sleep. I’ve been able to do a lot more testing and tweaking over the past week, and overall I’ve been very pleased with my progress. Flexibility. I’ve […]

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Days 8-11

Monday, October 31st, 2005

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 […]

Polyphasic Sleep Log – Day 7

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

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 […]