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Taking a Break from Polyphasic!

Sounds drastic, right? I've decided that I'm going to take a break from polyphasic sleep - probably 3-4 weeks. As of today I've been doing it for about 4.5 months, and I feel like I have a good feel for what it's like.

The truth is that napping during the day isn't hard to do, but it is definitely disruptive - especially to other people. For example, last week a friend from San Francisco was in town for South by Southwest. I was hanging out with him and his friends, when all of a sudden it was nap time. They basically had to sit around and wait for me to take my nap, or lose my company. If I was deriving great benefit from the schedule, it would be worth such social impositions, but I'm not really getting that much from it.

I don't really need the extra time right now. I thought I would make good use of it, but I honestly don't. If I was super busy, then I would be more motivated to stay on polyphasic sleep. Also, no one else is doing it with me anymore, so my options for what to do during the night are fairly limited. Because I don't really need the sleep, and usually don't have too much to do at night, I end up slightly oversleeping. This means that I probably sleep 4-4.5 hours per day on average.

A Discourse on Sleep

On Fluent In Life

Everyone will tell you that sleep is important. But no one "really" knows why we sleep, there are many theories of course.

Sleep is a topic that I've been interested in for quite some time now. I've even tried experimenting with my sleep, until a few weeks ago.

I've tried the Everyman polyphasic sleep schedule in 11th grade. The Everyman schedule is split into a block of core sleep, usually 3 hours and 3 power naps throughout the day, which totals to 4 hours of daily sleep. I failed miserably because I simply couldn't hack the sleep deprivation and how it made me feel. It felt as if I was a vegetable moving through the world. So I went back to mono-phasic sleep.

A year later, I decided to try it again, same story, couldn't handle the sleep deprivation.

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