|02-27-2010, 03:50 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Polyphasic Sleep: Uberman or Everyman?
Hi everyone, I've decided to switch my sleep pattern for the foreseeable future, mainly because 16 hours a day is falling a bit short.
The question would be whether to go Uberman or Everyman? I see Everyman more on the cautious side, as you still have some core sleep and Uberman as the extreme where even days begin to fade.
Right now I'm leaning more towards Uberman, as I can fit it perfectly on my schedule, but the adaptation period is just too much not to be able to work; whereas with Everyman, I'll be able to resume mindless work after a few days.
Not that it matters, but I have set the start up date for the change on my 19th birthday, the 20th of March.
What are you thoughts?
|02-27-2010, 10:27 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
If you feel like there are too few hours in the day, you should look at your day and figure out what is important and what is not. Changing your sleep pattern is opening a can of worms. You can permanently mess up your circadian rhythm. You might want to discuss this with your doctor or with any shift worker who has lived through the problems of changing sleep hours.
Also do you feel refreshed immediately after awakening? If you don't then you have to realize that for 30 minutes to an hour after waking up, each time, you will unlikely be productive.
|02-27-2010, 01:24 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2009
As for doctors, I did ask my physician and some other doctor in the family; my physician knew next to nothing on the subject, and the other one didn't even know polyphasic sleep could mean something else beyond circadian rythm disorders .
The problem with my current amount of hours lays on the fact that I'm putting far too many work hours a day (I'm starting a new business), and this I'm afraid will forcefully continue for the next few months. There is also the fact that I used to do next to zero physical activity and now I'm going to a gym 3 times a week and to a swimming pool the other 4 days. I just can't fit my much needed usual mental activities if I don't add at least 4 hours to my waking days.
|02-27-2010, 04:57 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
I'd vote for uberman. I'll be doing a uberman trial soon enough, somewhere in March.
Last edited by The Rock; 02-27-2010 at 05:02 PM.
|10-14-2010, 02:12 PM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Hey Guys, not sure if this thread is dead but is anyone still doing this? I was gonna start on an everyman schedule. Sleep 3-6 nap 10-1030, 230-3, 10-1030.
Any suggestions? im kind of concerned about it messing me up but if anyone has suggestions that would be great. Also is it really bad if you miss a nap? Thanks
|10-14-2010, 05:19 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Surrey, England
Everyman is much more flexible. I switched between the 2 and 3 nap version. With the 3 times a day one, I noticed the extra time a lot more. You can delay naps a bit, but not much. The twice a day nap worked out much better. You have at least an hour flexibility on naps and if you miss one out, you'll be tired all day, but can just sleep an extra 1.5 hours at night to catch up.
The longer you do it, the easier it gets. It took me at least 3 months before I really felt 100% ok, but by the 6 month stage I felt better sleeping this way.
I was not happy when I had to stop my Everyman sleep.
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