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.