Originally Posted by set
Anyway i'll try biphasic tonight too. good luck to both of us and of course all the other participants.
How's it going? (Just wondering...
Originally Posted by David Hausladen
There's really not much more to report about free-running sleep. The next time I go to sleep--sometime in the next couple hours, I think--will be my last unregulated sleep before I start biphasic sleep.
Dave, looking forward to seeing how it goes and how you wind up crafting your biphasic schedule!
Originally Posted by Mr. Punch
For those of us who are unable to do it by the book - 6*20 min. naps a day - there is "the core" sleep set up. Maybe 3 hours at night and then 2*20 naps? Opinions and experiences on that?
Originally Posted by Wanderer
Can I just say a huge thanks for posting this sleep log, I hope to do this at somepoint in the future and am finding your posts very useful in my aim to sleep like this.
I'm looking forward to hearing of others' experiences with this sleep arrangement. I hope that everyone shares the goal to find a way to sleep which truly produces good rest and health in addition to any time or scheduling advantages...
MY BIPHASIC SLEEP LOG, CONTINUED. DAY 3:
OK that wasn't so hard now. Got home at 6 after getting groceries and 90 minutes on the couch 615-745P, no problem (!) Felt great upon awakening and had a real nice evening. To bed then at 1115P, a little late because I was on this forum
Up at 345A. Alarms for both awakenings, and this morning, didn't jump out of bed, was dreaming so probably in REM but not a natural awakening so felt a bit sluggish. My usual morning routine took care of that, though and it's 413, got my coffee made, bkfst set up for later and her she be!
I'm going try to get at least this to happen for the next few days, time wise, in spite of a house full of company for two nights. I'll have to find something to do around this time of the morning and someplace to do it !! If it's too sketchy logistically, I'll just wait but we'll see. Maybe my music buddies will be up for an early start tomorrow
. We'll see. Maybe I'll jump in the car and go down to my office with my guitar
Key right now seems to be getting that nap in close to between 5 and 7, earlier the better, and I'll try to back that up a bit (earlier) this afternoon. I may need to allow variance between 10 and 11P, and always plan on 4.5 hours at night--so if to sleep earlier, then more morning music (e.g., 10P to 230A = 3 1/4 hrs music; 1030P to 300A = 2 3/4 hrs music; 11P to 330A = 2 1/4 hrs etc.). Question will be whether my sleep cycle entrains itself to the 4 1/2 hr duration, which by a lot of research, it should at 3 X 90 min = 270 minutes. Will be interesting to see how my cat adjusts. He slept through this morning for no good reason.
Once I've got 30 days or so down with 90 minutes plus 270 minutes, I might try to see if the particular physiology I'm living with will adapt to a shorter nightsleep, for 90 minutes plus 180 minutes, but we'll see. I'm hearing here that some people feel good with this. I'll not be sleep deprived, I don't think that's healthy.
For now the goals are to (1) Do this without at least the morning alarm. I didn't mind the 90 minute alarm yesterday evening and wouldn't probably have awakened without it. [I generally set alarms if I care abt when I get up, and then feel victorious when I awaken a few minutes before they go off] (2) Get the logistics around sleeping time aligned with 90 minutes starting at b/w 530 and 630P; (3) investigate over time just how important regularity of actual time of day is for both times that sleep cycles start.
11/16 Day 3 Nap 615-745P; Nightsleep 1115P-345A [1:30 + 4:30 hrs=6hrs]
11/15 Day 2 Nap ("Nap") 800-1100PM then to bed
Nightsleep 1130-345AM---3:00hrs + 4:15 hrs//Total: 7:15hrs
11/14 Day 1 Nap (++) 730-1030PM---3:00
Nightsleep 1130-400AM---4:30hrs// Total: 7:30hrs
11/13 Start, with first Nap) 630-800PM---1:30hrs
Nightsleep 1130-400AM--4:30hrs total ending in am: 6hrs