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Polyphasic Sleep: Day 9

Like I mentioned yesterday, I started experimenting with my nap times to see if I could reduce drowsiness. I started with the theory that increasing my nap times to 30 minutes and possibly waking up before the alarm would do the trick. It did not — but it did give a very valuable hint: I […]

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Polyphasic Sleep: Day 8

Quick update today… I feel like I have too much to write about this to fit into single articles like this and that isn’t really related to my progress on any given day, so maybe I will try to write something more comprehensive at some point. Anyway, a quick update on my progress. The tiredness […]

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Polyphasic Sleep: Days 6 and 7

As you may have noticed, I missed writing an update yesterday. The very simple reason for this is that I had an incredibly tough night, and just could not find the energy and focus it takes to write an article about it. Rather than writing down something incoherent and rambling, I simply left it for […]

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Polyphasic Sleep: Day 5

Good and bad experiences today. For starters, my midnight sleep left me in zombie mode for a while. I sat watching TV (bad choice) and figured out an hour in that I was not really watching — the show had changed 15 minutes ago without me noticing to something I really dislike. I think part […]

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Polyphasic Sleep: Day 4

Last night I hit my first (and this far, only) real setback. The night was terribly hard to pull through, and after my 4 AM nap, my brain simply refused to work. I was stuck in some sort of subconscious mode where I couldn’t really think. Somehow, I made the decision after 5 minutes awake […]

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Polyphasic Sleep: Day 3

Day three has undoubtedly been the hardest day this far in the experiment. It is now more than 65 hours since my last full night of sleep. The night going from day one to day two was hard, and the same turned out to be the case with the night to day three. The difference […]

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Polyphasic Sleep: Day 2

I have now made it through the first full day and night cycle of my polyphasic sleep experiment. It is now 40 hours since I last woke up from sleeping more than 20 minutes. The problems I mentioned yesterday with falling asleep have disappeared completely. My 4 AM nap was problematic last night, but that  […]

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Polyphasic Sleep: Day 1

I mentioned yesterday that I was starting a sleep experiment, trying polyphasic sleep. I have started out carefully, and today I will tell you a bit more about my plans for the experiment, about the specific research I have done, and about my first experiences today. First of all, I have selected to go for […]

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Polyphasic Sleep: Gearing up for an Experiment

I have one day left of work before my vacation. As my vacation starts, so will an experiment I am doing with regards to sleep. After researching sleep on and off for about half a year, I have decided to try something called polyphasic sleep. But to introduce what it is, let us go back […]

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