Category Archives: Sleep Log

A Month of Polyphasic

It’s been almost a month since I took my first nap. The process has evened out, there’s less ups and downs. I feel pretty good. I’m starting to wonder if I need to start eating better. The days when I eat poorly are days when I have the most trouble waking up from my nap. […]

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Week 4

In a normal process, I’d be reasonably acclimated now, which explains why I’ve been having great naps and why I’m starting to notice when it’s time for my next one without looking at the clock. My brain’s getting used to the pattern and soon, I feel I’ll be really well set to continue this. This […]

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Rough Night

Last night, I ended up oversleeping about 3 hours more than I expected. Unsure why the tiredness hit me more than the other nights, but I had a few iffy naps throughout the day and maybe it all added up after a few later nights. Back on track today and things seem to be more […]

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Almost Normal

It’s been two weeks since this whole thing kicked off, and I feel that the process has been awesome. Usually I have to really struggle and commit to finding the reasons to stay awake, the motivation to do things that require effort while I should be sleeping, and to not just collapse into bed around […]

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I’ve Got a Feeling

Wit the first day of good naps comes the first day of tiredness. I stayed up till 4 am playing a new video game, and woke up around 6:30 or 7:00 with my natural alarm clocks, my kids, blaring in my ear. The feeling I got was not of having stayed up till 4 am, […]

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Smooth Sailing

This has been the easiest adaptation ever. I have lots of experience with adapting to polyphasic, so take that with a grain of salt, but the way I feel during this process so far is not the torture I normally would associate with a major life shift. At this point, I’m only gaining about 3-5 […]

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Day Two: The Reckoning

The feeling is intoxicating. The knowledge that even though your day is packed and that you’ve spent 1:20 sleeping through the course of it, you have at least an extra 4 hours in the day when everyone else is asleep. It’s not that I get to be alone, it’s that I now have time to […]

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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 and Sickness

Tuesday morning, I slowly developed a cold. It’s always only a matter of time, but eventually you’ll have to deal with sickness on polyphasic. There’s two ways to do that, muscle through or go monophasic until it blows over. During acclimation, this is compounded by a lack of habit and a lack of flexibility. I […]

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