Polyphasic Sleep Experiment at Zeo

There’s a great new post over at the Zeo blog by an experienced polyphasic sleeper – instead of sleeping in one 8 hour chunk, he breaks it up into three segments throughout the day. In his post he shows how he used Zeo to help optimize sleep quality and create a polyphasic schedule that feels better for him than the more common monophasic sleep.

It’s also part of a larger Polyphasic Sleep Experiment involving 11 polyphasic sleepers – Zeo is asking them to document their journey of adapting to polyphasic sleep with writing, sleep data, and video footage. I believe it’s still open to anyone who wants to join, so if you’re interested in going polyphasic, ask Derek at Zeo for more details.
Sweet dreams! 

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3 Responses to Polyphasic Sleep Experiment at Zeo

  1. Alexandra Carmichael says:

    For further reading, Gary Wolf (@agaricus) just tweeted:
    Sleep and learning self-experimenter Piotr Wozniak’s updated critique of polyphasic sleep: http://bit.ly/bbPsqB

  2. I am not doubting that polyphasic sleep may produce more restful sleep than monophasic sleep, but I do doubt the feasibility of incorporating a polyphasic sleeping schedule into a normal work-day without problems. For example, let’s say that I work for five hours, and then sleep for about three. By the time I get back to work, everyone will be on their way home, not to mention the time I would lose on commutes. So, confused and perplexed, I am left wondering what I am missing and how this could work.

  3. Adam says:

    The idea is to sleep the three hours BEFORE you go to work, work for 5 hours, then nap 20 minutes (in a work break), then keep working or doing what you please for another 5 hours, then nap 20 minutes, then go home and do whatever you want…. Repeat this cycle As long as you have a 20 minute nap every 4-5 hours, and have your 3 hour sleep in the morning before work.

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