I enter the next phase of my evolution (and madness).

Polyphasic sleeping is an alternative to the traditional monophasic sleeping of our culture. In this particular regime I’m planning to attempt, it means you take 6 x 20 minute naps instead of the normal 6-8 hours that most people get. Why? Well if you do the math this equates to only sleeping 2 hours every day. Or another way of saying it is: you get 22 waking hours everyday!

I have so many things I want to do in my life that it is worth attempting something as crazy as this, as the benefit is well worth the risk of being a zombie for several weeks.


#1   andrew brown on 04.10.06 at 5:42 pm

so i hear, the problem with this form of sleeping, is that it’s very inflexible compared to the way we normally sleep, basically, when it’s sleep time, you get so tired you can’t do anything but sleep.

do you ever go to http://www.somethingawful.com? have you ever checked our their forums, i think they’d be your kind of thing

#2   Joel on 04.10.06 at 6:17 pm

yep, but I feel my life is currently structured enough for me to attempt the sleep routine – additionally it is possible to delay naps slightly once your fully into the routine.

I tend not to visit forums that much, just cause I have so many mailing lists that I’m subscribed to.

#3   andrew brown on 04.10.06 at 7:03 pm

i don’t know, have you ever been to the SA forums…..

#4   Jon on 04.10.06 at 10:04 pm

Don’t worry, we’ll shoot you full of tranquilizers and lock you up in a cell for a week if you go crazy from lack of sleep.

#5   Bob on 04.11.06 at 11:56 am

Jon, you’re always looking for an excuse to use that tranquilliser. 😉

#6   Joel on 04.11.06 at 8:00 pm

I may be begging for tranquilisers in a week!

#7   Jungle Rhino on 04.18.06 at 9:08 pm

hmm, he hasn’t posted for a while – must be dead…

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