I've just finished my first semester, and in celebration, I "threw away" my alarm clock. Unfortunately, my body seems confused on how much sleep it really needs, because I've found that without an alarm, I sleep sometimes as long as 13 hours
. At first, I ignored it because I thought this was just my way of catching up on my sleep debt, but it's been a little over two weeks now.
I'm interested in biphasic sleep, but I'm not sure if I can make it fit my schedule. I work from 2:00PM to 8:00PM. I use 8:30PM to 11:30PM as my free time to do what I want (work out, play on the computer, homework, go out, etc). After that, my girlfriend will usually talk to me on the phone for about an hour.
Come January (next semester), classes will start at around 9:00AM.
This leaves my average bed-time at around 1:00/1:30AM.
If possible, I'd like to adapt to biphasic sleep without having to change my normal schedule (because it's what I'm happy with). So far, it looks like everyone takes their 1.5hour nap early in the evening. I was wondering if it was possible for my 1.5hour nap to be early morning, around 1:00AM, and take my core sleep at 4:00. This would allow me to get up in time for school, and I wouldn't have to change my lifestyle.
But does this defeat the purpose of biphasic sleep? I'll only be awake for an hour and a half before going back to sleep. Would I be better off continuing to sleep monophasicly, or can I still get the benefits of biphasic sleep with this schedule?