Originally Posted by Criseyde
I hope it's okay to bump this thread.
I have recently decided it would be AWESOME to switch to biphasic sleep. I'm on day three. I'm getting a lot done and I always feel very awake between about 10pm-2am, which is great. Unfortunately, I'm really
tired in the afternoons, but can't nap. So far I have tried the nap from 5-6:30, 3:30-5, and 6:30-8, but I only doze for about 45 minutes and then wake up. I can't sleep any more, but I'm still groggy. Has anyone else had this problem? I'm afraid that I'm getting into sleep debt (my eyes are kind of bloodshot right now, and I've noticed my eyes coming unfocused sometimes all by themselves
) and will have to make it up, which isn't so bad except I'm afraid that if I have to sleep a long time every few nights, I'll never be able to switch to biphasic. Do I just need to get myself used to napping?
Probably. Actually your 45 min nap time is perfect for restoring your physical energy without going into deep sleep as you stay in phase 2 sleep. Absolutely take a nap. They don't have to be 90minute ones either. By forcing yourself to go without any nap one day and sleep during the 10-2am period you are awake you should be able to gradually move that 4-5 hr period of wakefulness back and adjust it to where you want it to be. Takes time though. I hope this is helpful.