Originally Posted by betlamed
I tried biphasic last night. 21:00-22:30, and 1:00-5:30. I overslept the core sleep until 6:30 ;-).
Well, okay, first off I'd have to fuzz around with the timings... Also, I think, if I seriously do this, it will be important to actually get out of bed in the time between nap and core sleep.
Secondly, since I usually sleep 7 hours (0-7), I'm starting to doubt the advantage. Wouldn't it be better to just switch to 6 hours of sleep in one block?
Why go biphasic and not just sleep for an increment of 90 mins?
Thanks for any hints!
One of the main advantages (to me, at least) of biphasic sleep is the improved quality of sleep, not just the reduced quantity. 6 hours of biphasic sleep will be much more refreshing than 6 hours of monophasic.
wrt getting out of bed between sleeps, yes. I found this too. If I decided to stay in bed and work on my laptop, I invariably felt more tired than if I actually got up and did something. Usually I just get up and use a desktop machine somewhere.