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EDIT, JUNE 2006: This is getting downright hilarious!! The emails and comments keep coming. So, what the hell; I've always wanted to write a nonfiction book. Here goes then: I'm getting back on the Uberman schedule. The full rundown will have its own blog, at http://officialuberman.blogspot.com -- And all of your questions, comments and rants are totally, irresponsibly encouraged! Let's see if this thing can still work...when you're thirty. (Oh, god.)

********************(Original post follows:)

So, I got *another* email about the Uberman writeup I did on Everything.com (though people are telling me they found it all sorts of places I've never heard of now, which I find fascinating) ... I seem to get one of these emails every few months, like clockwork, so I figured, "Hey, wouldn't it make sense to just answer this stuff in a place that will have an URL?"

Ain't I smart?  No...no, polyphasic sleeping didn't damage my brain.  I was born this way.  ;)

So let's start basic:  I did The Schedule for about six months.  The exact schedule we used was devised by me and nora_knickers , as a good blend of what the famous people we could read about had done, and something that might actually work.  We thought about revising it, but never really did -- it worked just fine the way it was.  That schedule, of course, was the infamous 20-minute naps every four hours, around the clock.  This totals 2 hours of sleep in every 24-hour period.  (I won't go into the medical reasons that this works, here; I wrote about it in the other article.)  I have since read of *many* variations on this, but none of them seemed to have any advantage over the "official" Uberman, so I mostly ignore them.  Oh, with one exception -- some of the famous polyphasic sleepers would take a "day off" every six weeks to six months, and sleep for twelve or more hours.  I didn't get a chance to try that, and when I quit the schedule, I didn't feel the need to sleep a lot; I just went back to sleeping at night.  It did sound like a plausibly good idea, though; and I can see a medical rationale for allowing your body to catch up on the "early stage" sleep phases that you end up missing out on with this schedule, which involves trimming your sleep down to only stage IV (REM)-phase sleep, which is the regenerative phase that the mind/body needs (and which so many people with sleep disorders, like I had, miss out on.)  There is no known reason why you *need* the earlier stages of sleep, but I'm willing to assume that if you get them in nature, there's probably a reason for them.  It certainly didn't hurt me to go without them for a few months, though.

Because most people ask, why I quit was simply the advent of a full-time job that wouldn't let me take naps every four hours.  Actually, I quit when I left school, shortly before I started the job, both because I knew the job would screw me and because major life-changes in general will tend to knock you off something like the USS, unless you're INSANELY anal and can keep up your naps dead on schedule in the face of everything.  Once you miss one nap, you're going to be tired for a whole day.  If you miss two, you're in trouble.  It is not a low-maintenance thing to do; it requires lots of attention and effort (but less as time goes on; it does get a lot easier after you're acclimated to it--which usually takes several months, at least).  One thing I must add, and which nobody tends to believe, is that I'm MUCH more tired during the day when I sleep all night (as well as I'm able; I've never been a great sleeper) than when I was on the USS.

As for side-effects, no, I didn't have any, in terms of negative medical things.  Like I said, I didn't even feel overly sleepy when I stopped doing it.  My appetite increased measurably, but shit, I was up and moving for 22 hours a day!  I also had to be careful of caffeine, because it was never more than 4 hours from when I had to be ready to sleep, and when you're only sleeping for 20 minutes, you can't be tossing around for 10 of them because you just drank coffee.

Here, for your browsing pleasure, are the Pros and Cons of the Uberman Sleep Schedule:

Pros
  • 22 hours a day to get things done in!  We felt like superman.  Time-and-a-half college...homework done.  Extracurricular activities?  No problem.  Part-time jobs?  Easy.  And we STILL went to nearly every party.  My dorm room was spotless, I got lots done on my writing, and studying was a cinch when you could do it at Denny's between 4 and 8 a.m.  ;)
  • Lots of energy.  I really was never tired; or rather, by the time I got tired, it was time for a nap.  Overall, I was less tired on this schedule than I can ever remember being on any other, and the Uberman is not the only whacko thing I've tried, heh.  (It is the only one I'd do again.)
  • Occasional heightened perception at the beginning, and every once in a while throughout (might have just been the sleep-dep, and then the excitement).
  • Easy to diet (in fact, hard not to lose too much weight...I lost 10 pounds right off the bat, and had to make myself remember to eat at least 4 meals in every 24 hour period after that, to keep my weight steady.  I was relatively physically active during this period, but not actually involved in sports or anything.)
  • Able to be up at night without missing out on daytime (probably the single biggest reason I did it...I'm a night-owl perpetually stuck on a day schedule!)
  • And a big one:  Evaporation of sleep disorders.  At the time I started this schedule, I was sleep-walking, talking, had rampant recurring insomnia, nightmares, night terrors (try punching a cinderblock wall in your sleep...mmmm) and lord knows what else.  All of them went away within the first week.  And, oddly enough, they never really came back...I've had small bouts of one or another since then, but nothing like the hell that sleeping had been for me for a couple years before I tried this. 
  • Sort of like the last one, but more of a common man's problem:  You won't get sore from sleeping.  If you have neck, back or ligament problems, you know what it's like to wake up in agony...but you won't, when you've only been asleep for 20 minutes!  Having neck problems myself, I really appreciated that.
  • Really easy to do, once you get used to it.  After about 2 months, N. and I didn't need alarm clocks; we'd look up about five minutes before naptime, realizing we were tired; we could crash out anywhere and wake up automatically at the right time.  No tossing and turning, no thinking too much, and oddly enough, almost no dreaming.  Just *wham* - lights out - and *ping* - lights on.  I woke up totally refreshed after every nap, once I got used to the schedule.

Cons
  • Boredom.  I don't bore easily, having nearly endless reading, Internet, art, and organization fetishes; but if you do, you'll hate this.  One of the crew trying it with me had that problem, and it looked like it really sucked.  There ISN'T enough television to fill 22 hours a day.  There's a reason this was a schedule preferred by mad genius types who did enough work to fill two lifetimes!  (Side-note:  When starting the schedule, for the first week or two, have a HUGE list of things to do ready.  You'll be so tired you can barely think, so things like cleaning / organizing, walking, going to social events and outdoors, and art projects are all good.  I had a list of over 100 items to get done, and I got them all done in six days!  ...But I'd probably have been screwed without that list, because without things to do, it's nearly impossible to fight that kind of tiredness.)
  • Really hard to get used to.  Takes a week or two to get even slightly comfortable with, and during that week or two you feel like a bus is perpetually running you over.  Having to drive or work during that time would be HELLISH -- but I did it while going to school and didn't die; it just sucked.  ;) 
  • Hard to maintain.  Requires absolute attention to nap-times; missing naps and/or oversleeping, even once, will seriously screw with you.  Out of the fifteen or so people who ended up trying this, about 12 of them dropped out within the first month of starting, because they gave in to oversleeping or missed a nap or two and couldn't catch back up.
  • Difficult to adjust around things like job-changes, illness, travel, etc.  Not as difficult as you'd think, maybe, since you have to remember that you (well, I, at least) could sleep *anywhere*, and sleeping only takes 20 minutes, so it isn't that hard to get someone to watch your shit in the airport while you snozz in a chair.  But a significant disruption might throw you off, and once it does, you'll be tired for a few *days* while you get back on track.  Another thing to mention is that the *times* are very important; you can't just decide to take one nap ten minutes late and the next ten minutes late too, to keep up the four-hour ratio.  We found this out the hard way:  Once you settle on times to sleep, you'd better stick right on them.  If you take one nap late, take the next one *on time*, and get back on track asap. 
  • And a weird one:  It gets hard to keep track of what day it is.  We ended up having to invent names for night-times, and have fourteen-day weeks.  Because when you're up and moving at 3 a.m. every day, and then still up and moving at 3 p.m., when does Monday end and Tuesday start?  Trying to divide it up over one naptime, or at midnight, just didn't work for me.  We don't realize, I think, how much sleeping in a long chunk pushes the "Reset: New Day" button for us.  You lose that with this, and it can get confusing.  Naming the nights working great for me, though.  If you don't like being on the same page as the rest of the herd...well, this isn't for you; but I'd think that would be obvious!


And finally, I get asked a lot, Would I do it again?  And the answer is absolutely.  In fact, I think about it a lot--and have for the last five years--and I was even dumb enough to try it again, after I had my baby (yeah, that was smart...because an infant is *always* going to let you sleep for 20 minutes!).  I realize now that it'll be a while before my life will accomodate this schedule again, but as soon as it will, I'm all over it!  I promise I'll keep a full-on log of my re-adjustment and progress and whatnot when I do.  I expect it to be somewhat harder to adjust to at 35 or 40 than it was at 20, but I'm not the type to really give a fuck.  ;)

Feel free to post questions as comments; I'm really hoping to keep this all together this time.  Danke!

-K*

Comments

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(Anonymous)
Feb. 12th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
kids
Are you a single parent, then? Otherwise I imagine you could arrange for your partner to take the baby during nap times... ?
pure_doxyk
Feb. 13th, 2006 01:48 am (UTC)
Re: kids
I'm a single parent now -- I wasn't then, but my partner was a dick and refused to ever get up with the baby. I don't know that even having someone to get up with her would help, unless they could do it *all the time* -- you can't guarantee that a baby's going to leave you alone at any time, day or night, for twenty consecutive minutes. My baby, especially, wasn't a good sleeper. I would try it with a heaping lot of caution, if at all.

-K*
placeboza
Feb. 13th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
Confirmation
Thanks for that list. Skeptics argue that you will gain weight, but like you I lost a lot of weight as well. 9kg's in a month.
And this was with eating healthy, which incidentally was easier to maintain.

I'm relieved that you managed to get off of the alarm. This is one of the big buttons the skeptics push on, as alarms are patently bad for you, especially if you're only getting one condensed sleep cycle at a time.
I'm currently working on becoming more comfortable with my schedule, and eliminating the need for an alarm. I feel a long way off from achieving this though.

You'll probably get a lot of criticism about 'Evaporation of sleep disorders', as skeptics consider the effects of becoming polyphasic as a sleep disorder in it's own right. You're throwing your chronobiology rhythms completely out of sync in order to get this right.
I see it as a change. Skeptics see it as a disorder and unmaintainable.

The 'lots of energy' is true, but requires that you eat a decent diet to maintain it. I suppose this is obvious.

You forgot some cons IMO: going back to monophasic takes a few days to adjust to properly and the world isn't particularly helpful in maintaining the difficult to maintain schedule.

One pro you missed was that each nap feels like hours. About 2 hours in my case. And another is that I'm no longer ratty and impatient, as I know that I'll have enough time to myself at night. Previously I got easily annoyed at people wasting my time.
pure_doxyk
Feb. 14th, 2006 02:02 am (UTC)
Re: Confirmation
It's my darn chronobiology and I'll mess with it if I want. ;)

You're right that I forgot to note how long the naps feel after a while; that is a neat effect. And right about the time it kicks in, your sense of time goes out the window. Whee!

I don't think I forgot to mention that your mood improved, though I'm glad that it did. My moods at the time were pretty darn unstable, but then, that was true before, during *and* after the Uberman experiment, so I'm afraid I'm no gauge there.

I also had no trouble going back on a monophasic schedule after the experiment was over; I may have been a little groggy for a day, but if so it wasn't even bad enough to bother remembering. And I totally DID mention that the schedule was hard to adjust to, and maintain, in a normal world: the more normal, the harder it is. Steve Pavlina is the only person I know to do it with a wife-house-kids kind of life, and he's a hippy who works from home, so even there it's pretty flexible.

I haven't been able to find a way to do it with a "normal" job in the six years since this experiment took place. *sigh* If anybody figures that out, it's information I'd pay to have.

-K*
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(Anonymous)
Mar. 6th, 2006 07:48 am (UTC)
Considering doing it.
Hey, I'm a 17 year old student in colorado, and I'm really considering switching to a polyphasic sleep regiment. I usually get about 3-4 hours of sleep a day, just from being online, basically looking at things like wikipedia, writing, reading, and night owling it up, you know, staying up late, looking at the twinkling lights in my window and listening to beautiful music at 4:30 in the morning (something tells me you guys get what i appreciate about the contemplation-granting time of solitude i get from the night, and you share the appreciation) so anyways, that lengthy intro aside, I don't have the strongest immune system( i get minor sicknesses, colds, sore throats, whatever, every couple weeks), and people tell me it's cuz i only get like 3.5 hours of sleep a night. but if i went to bed at 10:30 like everyone else, I'd feel like I was living half of a life. I don't watch any TV, and it still feels like there aren't enough hours in a day. so i have a few questions.

-can i just jump into it, or should i give myself a few 8-hour-of-sleep nights, just to help ease the difficulty of the 2-weekish transition period?(i already have a good diet of fruits, veggies, and water.)

-i mentioned my immune system earlier, what effect, if any, would switching have on it? would i be OK if i just had a ton of multivitamins, and prayed for the best?

-one thing I (and i'm kinda thinking you do too) really like about the night is the feeling of peace, and perspective i get from it. i've thought about it, and i think it has to do with a focus on the present, a deviation from the path that others are all taking at the moment, and the incredible amount of time to just think. i can see some reasons that switching to a polyphasic sleep schedule would preserve that feeling, but also that it might endanger it. what have you found?

sorry if i'm asking too many questions, but any answers, from anyone who has tried it would be much appreciated. thanks in advance, David M, Fort Collins CO
pure_doxyk
Mar. 6th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Considering doing it.
Why, thanks for posting, David. Your poetic descriptions of the solitude of nighttime are very apt. To answer your questions:

1. People are probably right about your lack of sleep causing your immune system to falter; I had the same problem. I did not find that I got "sicker" on the Uberman schedule (or sick more often), nor did I "prepare" for it by sleeping well for a few nights (I *couldn't* sleep well at the time anyway).

2. Your diet sounds great; remember to eat more often and steer clear of caffeine, especially in the beginning. I would certainly take a multivitamin, but in my experience taking more than one of them is usually just a waste of money; your body will only absorb what it needs anyway.

3. The shift in perspective you describe certainly goes along with this -- if you haven't, read Steve Pavlina's blog, as he does a better job than I did of documenting the overall shift. I found it pleasantly weird and very positive overall, but I could see how a more conventional psychology would have trouble adjusting. I'd guess you'll do fine.

The hardest part for you is probably going to be the hardest part for everyone -- the self-discipline required to get it right and acclimate to it properly. Don't cut any corners, and I think you'll do fine. It's an adventure!

-K*
(Anonymous)
Mar. 27th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)
Some people find jobs where they can go uberman
http://paulm.com/inchoate/2006/03/napping_at_work.html

I know this guy is a polynapper :).

Additionally, some information might be useful:

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/8.30/helthrpt/stories/s14093.htm

He basically says that narcolepts are actually polyphasic types. According to another site (below), you can get your employer to let you nap under the American Disabilities Act (I live in Australia, so I can't :) ).

http://www.cataplexic.com/

Claim your rights!

http://www.sleepingschedules.com/rights/
pure_doxyk
Mar. 27th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Some people find jobs where they can go uberman
Good links, thanks! I wouldn't necessarily recommend that anybody in Michigan try "claiming their rights"; we're an at-will state and they'll fire your butt for anything and get away with it...but it's good to know, if you live in a place with rational labor laws.

Of course I do want to stress that there's more required for having this schedule than a friendly job. Unless you're gung-ho for throwing yourself into really difficult situations and seriously unhingeing your physiology, I'd do some research and planning first. (I didn't when I did it, but then again, I was gung-ho. Or more accurately, Geronimo. ;) Specifically I recommend NOT trying to adopt this schedule in the middle of any crazy upheaval periods -- it's way too stressful on your mind. Do some reading and plan out how you'll handle those first crazy couple weeks, and then burn something valuable and make a solemn promise to yourself that you'll stick with it for at least 60 days no matter what.

At least, that's what worked for me. ;)

Thanks! -K*
dsymetry
Jun. 1st, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
How does polyphasic sleeping effect exercising? I'm a regular gym user and weight lifter, but I worry that switching to such a sleep schedule would not permit enough time for physical recovery.
pure_doxyk
Jun. 2nd, 2006 12:39 am (UTC)
I was physically active, but not bodybuilding or anything, and I saw no negative effect -- I even played Ultimate frisbee off and on. It'd be an interesting thing to study, eh? If you didn't know, I'm doing the Uberman again (starting next month) as research for a book; you can get the up-to-date info at http://officialuberman.blogspot.com. I am working out much more now than I was the first time... maybe I'll see if there's a way to test the schedule's impact on "actual" workouts. If you have any suggestions for how one might do that, I'd love to hear them! -K*
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(Anonymous)
Apr. 19th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
Polyphasic sleep

Glad to hear you enjoyed going polyphasic too - I did it for around 4 months last year (on uberman schedule) and loved it - I only went back because, as Buckminster-Fuller said "my associates insisted on sleeping like other men". It gets a bit wierd being so out-of-sync with the rest of the world after a while, but I may stay with it permanently this time around.

I've just started adapting to dymaxion sleep (30 minutes every 6 hours) - I'm blogging it at http://www.paul-bradley.com

All the best

Paul
(Anonymous)
Aug. 26th, 2007 08:17 am (UTC)
Thank You for site
Thank you for your site. I have found here much useful information.
Good site ! ;)
(Anonymous)
Dec. 31st, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
Navy Seal Uberman Schedule
I'm too lazy at the moment to actually check it, but I recall watching something on Discovery Channel a few years ago about how Navy Seals are forced into the USS during heavy physical and mental conditioning. They had black canvas tents set up on a beach and would be allowed to take a 20 minute nap every few hours. I can't remember the length between naps, but the 20 minutes stuck.

They also showed a little video of them sleeping in the tents and a lot of them were having spontaneous muscle twitches as they slept as though their bodies were in some kind of hyper-frantic repair mode. However, they were really being pushed to their physical limits anyways. I'm not so sure that the entire thing isn't primarily some type of military government research project into the limits of the human body. It's probably safe to assume that any fatalities or debilitating side effects could easily be covered up. You can always trust the government to lie in order to 'protect' us. And by us, I mean them.
pure_doxyk
Dec. 31st, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Navy Seal Uberman Schedule
Wow, I feel that the only useful thing I can do here is promise you that I have no ties to the government, other than the usual "they can violate my rights and force me to do anything or kill me if they really want" deal that's part of the EULA of being born around here. (BY OPENING THIS VAGINA, YOU ARE AGREEING TO...)

Er, anyway, I know very little about the Seals and am okay with that, though I agree with you that if Uncle Sam *is* messing with polyphasic sleep, it's probably not a good thing for the rest of us. But hell, that's true of everything from cheese to Charlie Chaplin, innit?

Peace (emphatically)!
(Anonymous)
Jan. 17th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
ok, question -
we know brain has alot of stuff to do while in deep sleep - many chemicals and hormones are produced, that are not while awake.
Also generally muscule rebuild and tissue rebuilding process take place at this moment.

I can't believe someone who can get injured or athlete would ever be able to keep up with this system.

Yes, you can do "weaker" things or do a lot of intellectual work... I assume it could be done, after all, your brain doesn't need a repair like muslces after a long work, it simply needs food and rest and motivation.

So - do you know anyone who has done this in long term? like - whole life?
And if so, if there are more than 1 person, we could sum up - does not sleeping screws up your body (I literally mean - joints, spine, muscles etc. )

I don't believe you can keep healthy spine and perform daily work with so little sleep (except if you read or do everything else while lying on back). I'd give max 20 years until you start walking like an angle.
pure_doxyk
Jan. 18th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
Well, thank you for your totally uninformed opinion, but if you do some reading I think you'll change your mind. I've been on a polyphasic schedule for 3.5 years now, and yes, there are quite a few others who've done it for more than a year too. While there aren't many studies on polyphasic sleep, there are known cases of people who stopped being able to sleep for various reasons, and who apparently don't suffer for it (read up on the Thai man who hasn't slept in nine years, for example). It's not clearly known how sleep benefits the body; only that sleep *deprivation* does bad things to it. Polyphasic schedules use the timing of sleeps to avoid sleep-deprivation.

Lastly, I'm a martial artist, and I continue to grow stronger and more skilled at what everyone (including my doctor) agrees is a reasonable rate. Athletes that I've talked to report having to modify their workout routines to be on a polyphasic schedule, but reports of it doing any physical damage to anyone do not so far exist.

There's a ton more information out there -- you can start at my site if you like, http://www.puredoxyk.com, and the book I wrote is pretty chock full o' facts too. ;)
(Anonymous)
Apr. 16th, 2010 06:22 am (UTC)
Trying Dymaxion
Hi

I've been trying polyphasic for over 2 weeks now, I sleep 2 hours a day, everything goes find during the night but in the evening when i take my nap i overslept 1 hour sometime 3 hours, and it sucked, i try everything to stay awake , and this happened every single day for the last 2 weeks that i have been trying this, so i have 2 begin all again the next day, and last night when i was going 2 days good, at around 00.00 o clock i made the stupid mistake, off lying in my bed and listen to music , i felt a sleep without notice it and slept for like 10hours , so i have to begin again , it is really frustrating because i've been trying for almost two weeks now and i can't hold it for 2 days without overslept, either because i go lying in my bed middle of the night because i don't have any thing to do or because i watch tv when i am lying down. Do you have any tips?
pure_doxyk
Apr. 16th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Trying Dymaxion
I have a flat ton of them, yes. You can check out my website at http://www.puredoxyk.com and there's a whole section-full! Once you've done some reading, if you need more personalized help, the Polyphasic Googole Group (http://groups.google.com/polyphasic) is often very helpful.

Best of luck!
(Anonymous)
Jun. 20th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
Hey,

It is awesome to see that you still check in on this post (nearly 5 years old! @_@)

I remember first hearing about polyphasic sleep a year or so ago from an older entry on steve pavlina's website while stumbling. At that time I knew I couldn't make it fit my schedule so my interest in the subject faded away. Since then, I have seen the subject pop-up in a couple of places on the internet and I've got the subject on my mind again (though still a schedule preventing me from trying it).

Anyways, I wanted to comment that from my limited research on the subject matter, you appear to be one of the very few people who have managed to pursue polyphasic sleep for a long-term duration (congrats!) It seems as if an overwhelming number of people who attempt to do this end up failing within the first few months if not weeks. They either fail because of scheduling problems, sleep deprivation issues, or just disappear from the internet part way through their attempt and are never heard from ever again (...conspiracy anyone? hehe).

I believe that the large amount of failure and the few success stories really hurts the credibility of this alternative sleeping style. Had I not heard these few tales of success I think my skepticism would have gotten the best of me and forced onto me the notion that the whole thing is just a myth. The large number of failures, dead links, lack of scientific studies, and even the wikipedia page on polyphasic sleep / its talk page do very little to help aid the credibility that a long-term polyphasic sleep schedule can be done and without adverse side effects/long-term damage.

For those reasons, I just wanted to encourage you to continue establishing the validity of long-term polyphasic sleep. I see you have a book and website and I think that that these offer excellent resources, I'll definitely check those out more thoroughly soon. No doubt, however, there are people who would dismiss these as simply ways for someone to profit off of a pseudo science (ie. book sales, ad revenue). If you could establish further proof of long-term polyphasic sleep being a reality by utilizing your personal experience in additional ways (I'm not entirely sure how) it could really provide a boost to a subject that certainly could use it.

Hopefully in a few years there will be no doubt in people's minds that it is in fact safe and possible to do, and more people will be willing to give it their full effort.

Keep up the good work,
Edward

umathala
Nov. 19th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
Easy to diet (in fact, hard not to lose too much weight...I lost 10 pounds right off the bat, and had to make myself remember to eat at least 4 meals in every 24 hour period after that, to keep my weight steady. I was relatively physically active during this period, but not actually involved in sports or anything.)
Well, this could revolutionize the weight loss approach since it's obvious you'll burn more calories by staying awake if you'll be able to maintain or reduce the daily meals; on the other hand I've heard fat is actually burned a lot more intensive during sleep.
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(Anonymous)
Sep. 1st, 2011 11:01 am (UTC)
4 hours ratio !?
hi there
i,m B.
i want to ask if these 4 hours schedule between naps, are really a requirement ? - but if i can customize my own timing between naps and stick to it !? Thanks in advance!
pure_doxyk
Sep. 1st, 2011 11:33 am (UTC)
Re: 4 hours ratio !?
The short answer is "yes, if not too much and you really stick to it"; the longer answer is that there are several polyphasic schedules and ways of adopting them to work for you ... head over to my site at www.puredoxyk.com, or to the Google group at groups.google.com/polyphasic, for more information than you can shake a stick at! ;)
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