Polyphasic Sleeping.
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Posted 7/4/10 , edited 7/5/10
I have always thought that I could be doing so much more with my life if I did'nt sleep for 6-8 hours a day. I thought of all the books I could read and all the knowledge I would gain. I was discussing this with one of my friends at work and he told me about polyphasic sleeping. Basically polyphasic sleeping is when you only sleep around three hours a day because you can go directly into REM sleeping(Which is a deep sleep that takes a person that sleeps the standard eight hours straight about two hours to reach). Anyway for every three hours you are awake you sleep twenty to thirty minutes(its up to you wether its twenty, thirty or even lower). I will be sleeping thrity minutes every three hours to start which means I will sleep only four hours a day. Then after I get use to that I will begin lowering my sleep time. The first two weeks though you are very difficult, but once you get past that hump you feel well rested according to all the people that do this online. Eventually your body will allow itself to go directly into REM sleep and you will begin to feel well rested after these power naps.

Well that about sums up polyphasic sleeping. Like I said in the first paragraph I will start polyphasic sleeping. In fact today is the day that I am beginning. So I will keep everyone informed on my progress and wish me luck. Also let me know what you think about polyphasic sleeping and if you have any question please ask. Thanks!!!
Posted 7/4/10 , edited 7/5/10
Taking catnaps works. I sometimes come home for lunch from my job and take a quick rest before going back. I usually sleep 6 hours with some Advil PM each night.
Posted 7/4/10 , edited 7/5/10
Wow your brave doing something so drastic to what your normally accustomed to, and all in the name of learning, very admirable.
Posted 7/5/10 , edited 7/5/10
I'm locking this thread due to the fact that you already have another in General Discussion.
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