Originally Posted by BSper
hey guys. im starting biphasic tomorrow. im going with the 6 hour core sleep plus 1.5 hour "nap" in the afternoon... im starting this way because currently im sleeping 8-9 hours per night and i dont really have time for an "adjustment" phase over the next few days. ill probably switch to the 4.5 hour core sleep plus one 1.5 hour nap next week. ill keep you posted.
Hello BSper! It will be great to hear of your experiences!. I'm just learning abt this myself, primarily through the experiences and commentary on this board, links from here and just a bit of outside reading as well as my own experience. As you see, David has been super helpful, with his knowledge and experience and his willingness to post his current experience. Several others on this board have been real helpful as well, and the links ScottByrd posted lead to much more.
Makes real good sense to me to slowly drop the total hours per day sleeping rather than make two adjustments at once--biphasic and dropping off hours. I'm thinking about dropping my core hours from 4.5 to 3 after this current strategy gets off the ground (again
). I'm thinking to have a good 21 to 30 day period of 4.5 hours core (plus 90 minute nap) before doing that, both for that adjustment and because I'm likely to simply know more, theoretically as well as abt my own physiology, by that time.
Good luck and do keep posting if that works well for you, it'll work well for the rest of us, I think!
Originally Posted by David Hausladen
Biphasic Sleep, Day 2
I woke up more quickly today than yesterday, turning off my alarm at 5:01am (Day 1 I didn't get it until 5:10am). The morning was more difficult in general, though--I don't think it's so much lack of energy as the fact that my body still thinks I sleep from 4am to 12pm (as I did before my polyphasic experiment and during the three-day interval of free-running sleep immediately afterward). I ended up taking several short naps during the late morning. I don't think these extra naps are as troublesome as they are in polyphasic sleep adaptation, but it still would be better if I did without them, since part of the experiment is to determine whether I can do with just the 180- and 90-minute blocks of sleep. After the morning naps, I was awake and alert for the rest of the day (with the exception of my scheduled 2:30pm nap). I'm just now beginning to feel a little sluggish, which is a good thing since I'm going to bed in about fifty minutes.
Yah, David I think your physiology must be going through a lot of revamps and changes now and probably does have all kinds of recollections, such as the 4am to 12pm memory. I'm not one to be "giving advice" on this subject at all (based on ?? a week's experience), but when I read your post it does look to me like taking time for physiological adjustment, as you are doing, is a good idea. All best!