Category Archives: Schedules

Polyphasic Schedule Update

I’ve been working on the schedule of 2, 6, 10 and it’s been okay, but I’ve noticed that my workday seems very staccato and broken up into pieces. I’ve decided to try shifting everything by 2 hours and see how that works. So far, it’s been better already. I’ll be taking 3 naps at work […]

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Slow Polyphasic Adaptation

It’s become tradition that when the due date of a child approaches, I start going Polyphasic again. It’s been about a week since I started acclimating, and I’m trying a very non-committal method. It’s been reasonably effective, so far, and I figured I’d share the ups and downs. I’ve always been a cold-turkey acclimator in […]

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Polyphasic Week 1

It’s been seven days since I decided to kick off what is probably the tenth time I’ve tried polyphasic. It’s been about two years since my last real attempt at adaptation, and the amount of time between attempts shows. My naps have been a little less effective, and I’ve found a few different quirks than […]

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Polyphasic week 3

Things have started to solidify now; I’ve been having dreams, including one rare nightmare, waking up without my alarm, and feeling great during the day. The only real problem I’m facing is my 4:30 am nap. I have trouble waking up from it and I have trouble staying awake after. I find myself bobbing my […]

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Polyphasic Day 7 – Missing Naps

Sometimes, things just don’t work out the way you planned. I’m not giving up polyphasic, oh no, I mean the whirlwind, last-minute road trip to LA that left me missing two naps in a row on Sunday. That was definitely not planned and reminded me the grave situation that polyphaic puts you in. I’ve experienced […]

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Polyphasic Day 5

Yesterday was busy. Trying to fit a nap in with chores and errands was difficult. My wife and I spent most of the night driving, and I think it was a little premature. I took an extra nap between my 12:30 and 4:30 naps because I didn’t trust myself on the road. It was too […]

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Biphasic Sleeping Matrix

I built a simple matrix for when you should sleep on an ideal biphasic system assuming that you sleep 4 hours at night and 1.5 hours during the day. If you have a work or school schedule, this should help you figure out when you can work your midday naps into your schedule. 12:00:00 AM […]

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Uberman

The Uberman Sleep Schedule consists of six 20-minute naps spaced evenly through the day. This is a total of two hours of sleep in a 24-hour period, and is generally believed to be the least amount of sleep you can get in 24 hours without being sleep deprived. While it provides the most extra time […]

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