Do you have any advice for anyone looking to start a polyphasic sleep cycle? What was your adjustment period like? Is it hard to keep the routine?
I was wondering when someone would come asking about this!
For those not aware, polyphasic sleep means sleeping multiple times during one 24-hour period. Doing so generally lets people spend less time sleeping overall. Here are a few examples of polyphasic schedules:
The most extreme form of polyphasic sleep, Uberman, is comprised of six 20-minute naps, totaling only 2 hours of sleep every day. I currently sleep on an Everyman schedule—I take three 20-minute naps every day and a 3 hour core sleep. This is my old monophasic schedule compared to the Everyman one I use now:
So to answer those questions…