Return To Polyphasic Sleep

My one week of reset is over. It was interesting to see how quickly I readjusted to monophasic sleep and waking up at 8AM without an alarm (on non-school days). If anything this has taught me that I hate wasting 8 hours on sleep. Since I lived like this for 24 years it feels normal again, but I miss having that extra time. This is especially true now that I’m in school and have a part time job. My available time has been cut to about 1/3 of what it used to be, not including sleep.

I have to plan my sleep around my school schedule (school was one reason for ending polyphasic sleep temporarily). I think it will be easier to adjust if I hold to the same schedule everyday, at least until I get used to it. I’ve decided that I’m going to try the following:

1:00AM – 4:00AM (3h core)
6:30AM – 6:55AM (25 min nap)
1:00PM – 1:25PM (25 min nap) *
5:30PM – 5:55PM (25 min nap)
9:30PM – 9:55PM (25 min nap) **

* – The 1PM nap will be taken at school. I have to do some searching to find a suitable location for this. Once it warms up I can sleep in my car, but for now I’m not sure where I can take this one. Possibly in a forgotten row of books at the library :)

** – The 9:30PM nap may be dropped. I will see how it goes. If I feel it’s necessary I’ll take it, if not I’ll drop it.

This gives a total of 4:40 h of sleep. Much more than the 2h I was taking before but I think it will suit me better. We’ll see how it turns out. I may end up reducing the core to 1.5h or increasing it to 4.5h, depending on how it goes.

Posted on February 2, 2006 at 10:50 pm by admin · Permalink
In: Sleep

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  1. Written by AliBen
    on February 3, 2006 at 6:04 am

    I was just wondering what your part time job is and what kind of hours you are working for that?

  2. Written by Dan
    on February 3, 2006 at 6:36 am

    I’m helping a friend out with his tax prep business. Right now I’m working 14-20 hours a week, spread out over 4 days. That will probably scale back as the tax season slows down. It’s taking up a good portion of my remaining personal time, but it’s good pay and I can really use the money. Let’s say I won’t miss it when tax season is over :)

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