Today begins the 3rd attempt in my life to switch to a polyphasic sleeping schedule. I’ve tried twice in the past, unsuccessfully. Both of those were in college.
For a while I just thought that it would be amazingly awesome to sleep just… less. Be insanely more productive and contribute to seventy five different projects, all while training to climb Everest or something. That would be pretty awesome. Impossible? No impossible is the opposite of possible (thanks to Scott Mio and of course, Aleksey for that).
The only problem is, societal norms, functions, classes, work obligations have always impeded my progress. I also received a great deal of inspiration to try polyphasic sleeping from the spate of articles on the interwebs about how it may actually be healthier (that’s highly suspect) and a GSI I knew from undergrad (Tom Begey) that had like 17 degrees by the time he left.
I realize now that it just might be the case that polyphasic sleeping is a necessity for some people. It might actually be healthier. I clearly can’t seem to stick to a normal circadian sleep cycle. Particularly during the fall months.
So, maybe I should just embrace the insomnia and give in to it? And take my yoga “eye pillow” with me and take a nap during the afternoon.
Anyway, I’m trying this experiment. I’ll let you know how long I can go for this time with some details.
For now, I gotta take a quick nap. Good Nigh-morn (I made that word up). Ok its late and I’m tired. I make dumb jokes.