I’m Giving Biphasic Sleep A Go

After almost two years of working at home it’s about time I start messing with my sleep schedule. Today was my first day at trying out biphasic sleeping. Basically, sleeping 6 hours at night at taking a power nap in the afternoon. It’s the simplest type of polyphasic sleeping. It’s not uncommon that I only get a 6 hour night of sleep in anyway. I’m just being deliberate about it now and throwing in a much needed nap every day. Naps are good! And now I get an extra hour and half of awake time every day (6.5 instead of 8). That’s 547.5 hours every year or almost 23 extra days. 23 extra days of wakefulness every year. That sounds good to me.

Check out Sleep (or how to hack your brain) for a good introduction on polyphasic sleeping.

6 responses to “I’m Giving Biphasic Sleep A Go”

  1. Way to go! I can’t remember if we’ve talked about my adventures in polyphasic sleep before, but I dig it. Just re-starting with Everyman 2-nap after coming down with a cold and the holidays took me away from it for December.

    1. We haven’t but we should. 🙂 I’m thinking I’m going to give the Everyman 2 a go once I’ve made biphasic sleep a habit.

      1. Cool, It’s always a problem remembering who you’ve talked to about what.

        Interseting note: I logged into the comments doohicky using Twitter account and clicked the “notify me of follow-up comments via email” button, not thinking. Of course, you don’t have my email address if I’m commenting with Twitter, so I didn’t get this. You might want to hide the option in this case, or maybe send Twitter @replies from a bot or something.

  2. Looking forward to hearing your your foray into sleep hacking goes. At some point in my life, I’m going to try the sleep schedule where you only sleep for 20-30 minutes six times per day: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/10/polyphasic-sleep/

  3. Until 6 years ago that had been my sleep pattern throughout my adult life although it was never deliberate. In a month or two I may try switching back to it.

  4. I’m highly skeptical…

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