|11-24-2011, 03:45 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Suggestion for biphasic / polyphasic sleep
I was looking for some expertise on what sleep schedule to use. I have commitments from 7am - 3pm, and 4pm - 8pm. If I am better off just using monophasic, then just say so (although I am currently only sleeping about 7 - 6.5 hours each night), but I have read about being able to get less sleeping time with biphasic or polyphasic sleep. I could probably also sleep between 11:45 - 12:45, but I wouldn't be able to keep that up regularly. Any suggestions?
|11-29-2011, 10:59 AM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
I would do a big 6 hour chunk somewhere between 8pm and 7am and get a 20 minute nap in between 3-4pm.
It doesn't really seem like you'd be saving that much time, but I think you'd find yourself enjoying it more after a few weeks.
I recently went from my 8 hour chunk to doing this and found that it was tiring at first, but I had far more effective time during my day. Due to inflexible work and 12 hour shifts I had to ditch it, and I miss it a lot.
I really recommend splitting your sleep though, if only to try it. So long as you give it a fair chance, it should convince you that there's no reason to sleep more in a single big chunk.
|11-29-2011, 04:07 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
You could try an everyman sleep schedule.
15:20-15:40 (20mins) Sleep
15:40-21:00 (5hrs 20mins) Awake
21:00-21:20 (20mins) Sleep
21:20-02:00 (4hrs 40mins) Awake
02:00-06:30 (4hrs 30mins Sleep
06:30-15:20 (8hrs 50mins) Awake
It will take a while to get used to but this fits nicely around your schedule. You will sleep for 5.2 hours and be awake for 18.8 hours.
|11-29-2011, 08:29 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Thanks Cameron, that fits around my schedule great in fact! I'll take your word that that is enough sleep, and now I just need to find a vacation long enough to adjust.
I may try BGare's method for a while at first, just to get used to multi-block sleeping.
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