Another month, another resolution. In the spirit of prepping for Burning Man, I figured what better what to mix things up than to go polyphasic again? This will be the fifth time I’ve attempted übermann style and I hope the trend that the more you do it, the easier it gets holds true. This will be the first time that I try it in a relationship, and I’ve got the full blessing and support of my wife. I’m pretty excited to have someone else looking out for me in this process, I relish the idea of not going through adaptation alone.
I’ve set aside five days for the initial deprivation and expect the next three weeks to be all I need for acclimation. I’ve taken as many precautions as possible, with all of the usual tricks in place. I’ve spent today (two days before actual acclimation) napping on time and have picked times that match with my schedule. I’ll be sleeping at 4:30, 8:30, and 12:30. My job had to go though this with me two years ago, so they know the drill. I’ve been offered an office to nap in with a comfy chair, so I don’t expect any problems there.
The only steps I have left are to decide when I want to stop, write my list of things to do while polyphasic, and then remember to eat enough to power the extra brain power I’ll be using.
I’ll be tracking my naps as closely as possible on my twitter account @morganengel and I will be keeping a running dialog here, so feel free to ask questions. Once more unto the breach.