Originally Posted by TheMalkavian
I managed to keep up for about 2 weeks, but i'd occasionally be forced to miss a nap and eventually started oversleeping too often.
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?
Originally Posted by The Fox
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!
Originally Posted by Scott Bird
TheMalkavian, I've been biphasic for a couple of months now, and it's great. There are a number of reasons (for details see http://www.straighttothebar.com/2006...ummary.html );
not least of which is the fact that it more closely aligns with monophasic sleep patterns of those around you than polyphasic sleep does. Highly recommended.
I also think that biphasic or core sleep (if that's the right term) might work better for me and my circumstances right now (good stuff, job, family). I tried to get into strighttothebar, Scott and the URL wasn't found. Do you or does anyone know of some good methods for getting into biphasic sleep patterns?
Thanks! interesting subject here, and elsewhere on this board!