Originally Posted by TheMalkavian
I'd try again, but im wondering if I shouldnt try something else like biphasic - sleeping maybe 90mins in the afternoon and 3 hours in the morning. That way I'll sleep exactly when im least productive. Ive heard a lot of people have tried that. Any opinions?
Malkavian - I've thought of trying "biphasic" too. I already sleep about 5-6 hrs each night, and think it could be a good approach to gain some of the productivity benefits without alienating my wife. (Plus it could be especially helpful when our baby arrives!)
I would think Steve's comments about cleaning up your diet, etc would still very much apply. I do wonder though if the 90 minutes would be effective. I think I understand your intent (i.e., not having to rewire your the way sleep cycle from 90 minutes to the ultrashort 20) but you would still only wind up with 4 cycles per day.
Perhaps this is enough, but the polyphasic structure is set up to give you many more cycles than that. Of course, for me 90 mins in the afternoon isn't attainable due to my schedule, so my view is probably biased.
I'd love to hear your results when you try it!