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Antoine (guest) 14 Oct 2016 20:39
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » A Long Awaited Conclusion

I don't know if you'll read my message, but I think you should have tried to extend the 10:30 nap a little. Adaptation to Triphasic is supposed tp make the evening core made of deep sleep and the other two cores REM sleep, so it makes sense to make this core longer.
It is a general principle of polyphasic sleeping to try to get a few hours of deep sleep at dusk, and it does make the difference in adapting to all the schedule that need a shorter core than 4 hours. Moreover, the different polyphasic schedules -including triphasic- are not designed for everyone, so it is everyone duty to adapt the schedule to their needs (and notably physical activity) instead of the other way around.
We have to conserve a little sleep debt to adapt, but not so much that it creates failure (oversleep, etc…), in the same way that if your training you increase the difficulty progressively, because if you overdo it your gonna lose your progress.

by Antoine (guest), 14 Oct 2016 20:39
Timothy FosterTimothy Foster 22 Aug 2012 05:56
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Day 14

So many updates; I can hardly keep track ;)

Timothy Foster - @tfAuroratide - Go here if you're nerdy like me

by Timothy FosterTimothy Foster, 22 Aug 2012 05:56
Chase HamiltonChase Hamilton 27 Jun 2012 17:44
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » A Hiccup

Thanks for the input, Mr. Foster! You're definitely right about dorms being noisy. I think, though, that I'll have to adjust to the noise on any sleep schedule. One way of coping would probably include using a sleep mask and ear plugs, if I did indeed choose a schedule so out of phase with the rest of college students'.

You're also right about the necessity of deep and REM sleep, and the danger of sleep deprivation. But my hope with polyphasic sleep isn't to deprive myself of those stages; rather, I aim to get the necessary parts of sleep more efficiently - less time spent falling asleep, moving more quickly out of the early transition stages of sleep, ect.

Good point about learning and memory. I think I'll need to try an experiment this summer to keep track of my learning abilities on this schedule as opposed to monophasic. I certainly don't want to compromise higher-level thinking and learning, especially while in college.

I decided I'm simply going to remain on this schedule till the end of summer, when I can make a more informed decision for college. For now, though, I've got lots of time and no real external obligations, so might as well use this time to learn about the pros and cons of certain sleep, as well as my own limits.

Chase Hamilton

by Chase HamiltonChase Hamilton, 27 Jun 2012 17:44
troyfustroyfus 25 Jun 2012 04:30
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » A Hiccup

Go biphasic. 6 to 7 hours in one session with a 30 minute nap will meet your sleep requirements without jeopardizing the rest of your health. Things to keep in mind:

Will your roommate(s) go along with keeping quite during your nap sessions? Will the ones next door? Above & below you? College is often quiet, but it can also be very, very noisy, not like home.

Long distance driving (from home to college or vice versa) is conducive to causing sleepiness and micronaps. Polyphasics are even more prone to this hypnotic effect.

Deep sleep & Rem sleep are important. Deep sleep for the body & Rem for the mind.

Even submariners (away from natural light cycles) are more efficient with the normal 24 hour cycle.

Personally I don't think the few extra hours of wake time would be worth the possible risks. College can be daunting enough on its own, and all your learning is consolidated in your sleep, so less sleep could result in poorer quality memory. Be safe and go with the biphasic. You can always try the polyphasic experiment again after college when you'll have more control over roommates, schedules, and there'll be less massive info input to worry about consolidating.

Either way, Gemma and I will continue to keep you in prayer.

by troyfustroyfus, 25 Jun 2012 04:30
Emily Z (guest) 23 Jun 2012 05:25
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Motivation and Preparation

Actually sounds really interesting. Tell me how it goes! (and don't fall asleep while eating either. That can actually be pretty hazardous XD)

by Emily Z (guest), 23 Jun 2012 05:25
Ron Kim (guest) 20 Jun 2012 00:20
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Introduction to My Polyphasic Sleep Schedule

Cocaine's a hell of a drug chase

by Ron Kim (guest), 20 Jun 2012 00:20
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