So recently Manish and I have been lazy about oversleeping and it has gotten out of control. I had two nights in a row where I overslept by a total of four hours. Manish has two nights with almost seven hours each. Not acceptable!
So... here's the deal. Each of us are putting up $1000. If ONE of us (no matter which) oversleeps for an hour or more, we have to each give up half our money. If both oversleep, we both give up our whole thousand.
Where does the money go? The Polynappers of Tomorrow Fund, which we'll create. People who are attempting the schedule can write us applications and if accepted we will buy them a good sleep mask, travel pillow, and loud portable alarm clock. If they succeed, it's theirs to keep. If they fail they send it back and send an additional $20 which gets added to the fund. At no point will Manish or I benefit from the fund, even if it grows to over $1000. We will also buy two copies of Claudio Stampi's book and loan them to anyone on request.
I'm going to Massachusetts this Friday, so the bet ends then, although it might be reinstated when I get back. I'll be there with my family, which should be interesting. I can have breakfast with my grandfather at 5am, hang with everyone all day, and stay up until 3am with my brothers and sister.
Hello. Let me take a second to introduce myself. I am Neetu, Manish's younger sister by 2 years. We live together in an apartment and have decided to transition to polyphasic napping as a new lifestyle. Why waste all that time sleeping? Life's too short? Not anymore!
Anyways, I am writing his blog because he is incoherent to mentally tasking activities at the moment. He spent two nights sleeping for about 5 hours of sleep each night, and now he is further sleep deprived on the polyphasic sleep diet. He has resulted to cleaning his room and organizing his socks to stay awake. We look forward to the moment when fatigues stops being an issue, and the productivity really kicks in. At the moment, it is just a battle between us and the clock.
We were inspired by the by the experiment of Steve Pavlina and the constant borage and enthusiasm of our buddy Cornrow. On Pavlina's blog, you can read about his experiences and challenges in adopting to the new sleep schedule. Luckily, we are scattering our sleep cycles so that we can wake each other up after our naps. Cornrow got an early start and is pretty much already on the schedule, which is fantastic so he can keep us psyched and drive us around when we are delerious!
My hostel in Tel Aviv offered a pretty sweet service - for 60 shekels (about $20) a day, they’d rent you a bicycle.
I love biking around Seattle, especially when I was living downtown. My favorite reason to bike is the speed and flexibility it gives you. That means I get to spend more time doing things - sleeping, eating, being with friends - and less time commuting - walking or waiting for the bus.
Most of the things I did in Tel Aviv were very casual, and it didn’t matter when I got there. In those cases, I enjoyed walking. I got to see a lot of the city, take detours, explore some shops, taste new food. But there were two nights when I went out dancing. Those dances started at a specific time, and ended at a specific time. Both nights, I decide to go at the last minute and didn’t really want to be late and miss out.
The first night, the dance started at 10pm. I asked one of the employees if I could rent a bicycle at around 9:30pm. She said sure, and asked how long I wanted it. “Just a few hours. Maybe until 1am or so.” She said it was 600 shekels if the bike was lost or stolen, and as far as the rate - she’d give me a partial rate of 20 shekels (about $6), because I was only using it a few hours. Sounded good to me!