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#4295 10/12/04 08:20 AM
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I've been on polyphasic sleep for coming up to 40 days now. There's a log over at http://www.livejournal.com/users/ubermannequin - thought it might be useful to anyone who's trying a similar thing, or just wants more background info.






#4296 02/20/05 09:25 PM
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When I was younger(13-14)I used to sleep similerly to this schedule.Cant quite remember why I started it but just that it became a habit and that I had to stop it due to a new class schedule.In total I guess I slept for 40m-60 minutes 4-6 times a day.I could understand concepts and generly "get" things much quicker than now but that just specualtion.But I do have to sat: I used to have a weight issue then and (this is completely specualting)have grown more in the past year(I'm currently 17) than before.

Sorry to dig up an anciant topic but thought you might like some more info.






#4297 06/15/05 10:59 PM
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I've heard the multi-phase sleep cycle has been practised by many prior to civilization. Take the American Indians out west. They would stay up telling stories and socialising till the midnight hour, drinking lots of water. The urge to relieve themselves coming around 4:00am, when hunters and gatherers could be safe from predators who've been up since dark. They would then catch the game coming to bed down at first light. Then doing the other work of camp in the light and morning cool. This would let them nap and save strength in the heat of the day till the cooler evening sets in for story and dinnertime.






#4298 07/28/05 08:47 AM
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THis stuff really works. I'm a pharmacist who works 3rd shift 10pm to 8 am. 7 days on then 7 off. Here is what a typical day consists of..work 10 hrs, drive home (1 -1.5 hrs) Play with the kids, do housework until noon, then I take a 2-4 hr nap, eat dinner, put kids down to sleep then repeat. I keep this schedule even in my off time, substituting working in my workshop for my night work. I have no trouble concentrating and as I am typing this I have only slept 1.5 hours today. You all are correct in that timing is everything. you must keep a steady schedule. Also I have been doing this for over 2 years now with no adverse effects. However, Every 2 months my body signals me that I need an ad lib day by giving me a headache to which I respond by Sleeping ~10 hrs. and then I'm good to go for another 2 months. I would like to hear if anyone else has had any success with this as my friends keep telling me that this is not healthy and I'm going to crash into a major mental meltdown.






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I just started living on this technique day-to-day and am keeping a blog about it at http://www.ubersleep.com/ Check it out!






#4300 10/12/05 04:04 PM
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I just wanted to pass along one of the articles about too little sleep and what it does to the body, just as a cautionary note about playing with the body's natural sleep cycle:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/08/AR2005100801405.html






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Every study shows a different result as they are approached with different goals in mind. However, sleeping is a natural meditation. Unless you are doing some sort of meditation, I wouldn't want to sleep only a few hours a day. What would you do with the other 21 hours if you only sleep 3 hours?






#4302 12/04/05 04:30 AM
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what would you do with the other 21 hours a day?

Shoot, the list is endless. Off the top of my head.....

Exercise
make love
learn a new language
play more with my son
develop new business ideas
finally do the photoreading course I've had sitting on the shelf for years

Iíd love to be able to adopt this sleep system. Just not sure how viable it is if my family and clients arenít on it. Would free up net time but would require nap time during hours I need to be available for clients. Gotta ponder this....






#4303 01/17/06 10:38 PM
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I have used binaural beats for quite some time now. They have helped me a lot. It helps if you have the binaural beats in the background and something more pleasant in the foreground.






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