|10-26-2010, 08:44 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Polyphasic Sleep Interview
I'm doing a story on polyphasic sleep for my Journalism class and I thought that some of you might be able to help me by answering a few questions about your experiences with it. People who haven't tried either schedule (Every/Uber) are very welcome as there are questions for each side.
I'd like a somewhat detailed answer for each question, as well as a name (fake is fine if you're concerned about privacy.) Thanks!
People who haven't tried:
1. Have you heard of polyphasic sleep before? What have you heard about it? General opinion?
2. Do you think you'd enjoy more time in your daily life?
3. Do you think it's healthy for a person to be on this schedule or other similar ones?
4. Know anyone who has tried the Uber/Everyman? (Other than Steve of course.) How was their experience with it?
5. Do you plan on trying it any time soon? Why/Why not?
People who have or are currently trying Polyphasic sleep:
1. How were the first few startup weeks for you? How long did it take your body to adjust? How were you during this time?
2. Have you noticed any additional or adverse effects stemming from your new sleep pattern? Explain.
3. How has your overall health reacted to your change in schedule? Any negative changes?
4. Do you plan to return to your old sleep pattern? If you already have, would you try polyphasic sleep again? Why did you quit?
5. How was your experience with polyphasic sleep in general? Include a rating of 1 - 10, 10 being perfect. Compare this to how you were before you tried polyphasic sleep.
You may finish off with your name or alias if you're not planning on remaining anonymous.
Any additional information you can include is appreciated. Thank you for your time and effort!
|10-27-2010, 06:06 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Surrey, England
2. Nothing really adverse as such. When I need to sleep, I need to sleep though. Not like 'normal' sleep, where you can ignore it or even find your second wind. I fall to sleep easier too and don't wake up at all.
3. Nothing I can really put my finger on. I am more awake this way- no lingering tiredness. It could be a very really effective method for someone who has sleep problems. No negatives.
4. I have returned Did it for about a year and a half. Had to stop when I wasn't able to sleep at regular times- which is an absolute requirement. I would return to it. Not likely anytime soon. Will probably do it when I work for myself and my daughter is a little older.
5. Hard to say. Some bits scored higher than others. Overall, it went fairly well (adaptation took longer than I'd expected). Got better as time went on. 7/10. Was a good experience. Glad I did it. Can take a quick nap much more effectively than before.
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