I'm also interested in hearing about any of your experiments with polyphasic sleep, even though there's been a bit of a switch to biphasic amongst some or us posting here. We'll all learn from each other, there's plenty of cross over.
Much to consider with all of this also---for instance music, breathing and light.
I have definitely found that turning the lights wakes me up great, both in the mornings and after naps (not just not enough light to see, all the lights in our front room--they are nice warm lights, no overhead florescent head pounders or anything !)
I haven't gotten to it yet, but I'm quite sure that the right sort of music (highly individualized I'm sure) would be good for either waking up or going to sleep if either of these transitions become challenging. Andrew Weil has some great stuff on breathing exercises and I was considering adding this.
It's an amazing composite, really. I'm really glad to be exploring it.
Truth is, although I'm not a "type A" really or flitting around nervously or so overbooked that I don't know where I'm going, I do tend to keep quite a bit in the air with both a medical practice and an active and growing musical career in addition to family, the outdoors, having fun, reading, etc. (and now this forum!!) I have for as long as I can remember had some sort of energy dilemma-- feeling low on energy daily and trying to treat that with changes in diet and exercise primarily. Since I started with power naps, and even more with this biphasic change, I haven't had a bit of the type of energy drops I have had for years. That's really amazing, I always assumed that was my metabolism and I'd be having to push through those drops for the duration. So far so good on that, hope it lasts!
Anyone else with noticeable changes in your energy level which you connect with changes in your sleep patterns?