Best way to get 3-5 hours of sleep a night, applying "phase" idea?
Obviously the premise of polyphasic sleeping is to only sleep a limited amount of time and still feel great throughout the day. If you take a 20 minute nap every 4 hours that works great, but what if you want to get an hour or two more sleep then that? Sleeping 20 minutes every 2 hours would be nearly impossible. I'm going to be a college student next year, and I'm thinking I probably won't get that much sleep anyway, so I might as well learn how to sleep in a way that lets me still feel good throughout the day.
Has anyone successfully implemented a sleep strategy that lets them get 3-5 hours of sleep a night and still feel great, and done it for a long period of time?
Thanks a ton
It's right in front of your nose:
Biphasic sleep. I am not sure how many really do the hardcore version with nap + 3 hours but nap + 5 hours a night is no problem.
Hope that helps.
Hum... if a full sleep cycle is 90 minutes, has anyone tried breaking that down into three 90 minute sleep cycles? That's 4.5 hours.
Since 1,5 hours + 3 hr is done ( www.glenrhodes.com - The power of the Sleep Cycle) I see no reason why 90+90+90 minutes shouldn't work.
I've been getting 4 cycles (about 5 1/2 hours) for about 7 months now - quite happily, I might add - but the times I've tried to switch to 3 cycles I've been tired the next day.
I'm not saying that 3 cycles can't work, just that at 5.5 hours per day I'm happy with 4.
I've heard of a few people trying the 3 90-minute schedule, and I remember it was extremely hard for them, and they eventually stopped. I'd suggest an Everyman schedule. Take a 3 or 4.5 hour core with three 20-25 minute naps.
It's much more flexible than most schedules, especially compared to the 3 90-minute schedule (I'd hate to miss a nap with that!)
For puredoxyk's (the one who basically brought polyphasic sleep to the masses) opinion on schedules, go here: Paradoxes! - Everyman
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