| | Tried and failed...
David, I think I detect a bit of frustration and disbelief in your post. Anyway, I know I do feel frustrated at myself for being unable to make it work and skeptical that others could do it. I mean, it fairly easy to say polyphasic, its another to do.
I have been biphasic in the past, more out of disbalance then choice. I suspect that its easier on the body that way.
I figure the better way to approach polyphasic sleep would be to *first* cut the normal sleep length into 6 segments, and then cut back on the amount slept per segment.
I'll try it that way. 1 hour sleep per 4 hours one week. 45 the next, 30 after that and 20 in the final week.
If I can make that work, then I'll give up on polyphasic sleep altogether.