Originally Posted by Ati
I'm doing 4.5 + 1.5 and finding that when I'm doing this steadily, I'm very rested and energetic, have little trouble waking up and it works well for me for days to weeks at a time or longer. If I try the same 6 hours per 24 monophasically, I routinely feel increasingly sleep deprived after about the 2 days ! That's a significant difference for me.
Very insightful! I do get a little tired as I progress into the experiment. You could be right. I will change to biphasic and see maybe if I could do 2X 2hours a day. Also, you mentioned that you went to medical school! Are you a doctor now? If so, you might have more interesting comments to add about this "ultradian" rythm. I'm a premed myself and the lack of time has forced me to reduce my 5-7hrs nightly sleep to 2-5 and I'm not even in the med school yet.
Scott, I don't drink cola. My only source of natural caffeine is tea that I drink 0-2 cups/week. As for caffeine pills, I don't take them regularly. I often don't have to take any or at most half a pill (100mg is less caffeine than contained in most cups of coffee).
In addition coffee may reduce the amount of "sleep deprivation" you have. But you need the "sleep deprivation" to tell your body to adjust to the shedule. |
4. Some of the succesful Polyphasic's are programmers, does that count as intellectual activities?
That's an interesting point there. I was wondering that too since to me the idea behind success is to force the body to enter into REM cycle much faster and apparently it can't be done without real tiredness. Since finals are approaching, I think I should still rely on caffeine for help once in a while and afterwards, during Christmas, get rid of it completely.
Programming is definitely an intellectual activity, but I'm not sure whether it has enough difficult concepts to compare it to physics. A lot of repetitive processes there.
I thought about it for a while and I think caffeine should not affect any cycle as long as I take it 3-4 hours before sleep. By then all of it should be gone and I'll sleep as if I didn't take any.
Anyone in here has successfully slept 5 or less hours a night with biphasic sleep? If so, could you provide details or links (if another thread)?