Toad008 wrote:Haven't posted in some time, but I had to after this comic.
I am following a sleep pattern called Everyman sleep pattern, I sleep 3 hours at "night" and 3 naps of about 20 minutes throughout the day. It's easier to fit into most peoples normal life. I'm on day 135 or so, and I have been loving it. While that sort of sleep schedule does not work for everyone, if it can work for you, I'd recommend it.
As a self-promotional tool, I guess I'll link to my blog about it. There's also a lot of good information on all forms of polyphasic sleep (uberman, everyman, and others) in the google group.
I need to try Uberman eventually, as I hear it's pyschologically interesting. No real seperation between days. Maybe once I can fit it in my schedule I will. Also as advice to anyone thinking about trying any of these sleep schedules, there is an adjustment period, during which you will be less functional than normal, so don't try to do it just for exams, or anything like that. I'd say it took me about a month to get adjusted to what I think was enough. Everyman has longer adjustment than Uberman, but you can actually remain functional for the adjustment, just not 100%, while I hear uberman recommends not even driving during adjustment.
ah man you beat me to the punch! still, http://www.puredoxyk.com/index.php/2007 ... -everyman/
http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?nod ... ode_id=124
were the links i was going to post. i really want to try uberman myself, too. i've actually given both schedules a shot, with all sorts of tweaks applied to Everyman, but i think i'm too young for them to really work. a growing body needs the downtime, not just the REM cycles. i think. maybe i just don't have the willpower to follow through on these schedules. The short time i did try uberman for though was great, it really did feel good to have so much more time in a day. and i did it with a few friends, i think that's vital: 4 - 8 in the morning can get pretty lonely.
scowdich wrote:I'd really like to try this...I feel like it'd fit my general sleep habits much more comfortably. So let's see...what do I need...
-An alarm clock with 7 alarms
-Some good blackout curtains
-No goddamn classes
is your computer in the room you sleep in? http://www.geocities.com/jakemb21/