Originally Posted by Scott Bird
like you, I feel much more refreshed after a day/night of biphasic sleep than I did after monophasic sleep. I initially put this through a 30 day trial (summary
) out of curiosity, but one of the main reasons for keeping the routine was the improved sleep quality.
I arrived at the 1.5/4.5 hour split after a bit of trial and error : 1.5/3 wasn't quite enough, and neither was alternating between 1.5/3 and 1.5/4.5 . In the end I decided to stick with the 1.5/4.5 split.
The fact that there is only a small (1.5 hours per day) saving for me to do this (from 7.5 hours per night when I was monophasic) is enhanced by the fact that I'm now more refreshed after sleep, and my productivity has increased accordingly. I'm now faced with the wonderful situation of not only being able to get more things done, but of having more time in which to do them. Superb.
I don't find the nap a hassle to employ, any more than watching your favourite TV show at a given time. It's just a part of my routine. In fact, it'd seem odd if I didn't
take a nap.......
Yes, this is exactly my experience as well. Increased energy, better sleep and more productivity with 6 hrs/24 in a 4.5/1.5 split. I am amazed at the improved energy. I've always been considered "high energy", I guess because I do a lot of stuff, but I have been fighting fatigue of one sort or another for years until getting into this. After less than a month the difference is incredible.
Also, this improved sleep efficiency (meaning energy and feeling rested / hours slept) is with a comparison between 71/2 to 8 hrs (then) and 6hrs (now) per 24. Before splitting the sleep cycles, if I had to or tried to go on 6 hrs a night, I'd feel sleep deprived in just a few days. So the efficiency, for me seems more important than the actual hours.
All best, and welcome, copla!