failing like never before


The Everyman Begins Now

(For those unfamilar with polyphasic sleep and the everyman sleep schedule... or you could JFGI)

I've been interested in polyphasic sleep ever since I read about it while not-doing homework, but have never managed to muster the courage to give it a go. However, my roommate from last year expressed some disbelief towards the idea that a person can subsist on a measly four hours of sleep per day, and so I brashly vowed to prove him wrong over the summer. It occurred to me, earlier tonight, that the summer is now beginning to near its end so I had best start with my polyphasic sleep experiment if I really want to try it.

I while be attempting to adopt a tried sleep schedule, called the everyman sleep schedule, which consists of a three hour core nap and three twenty minute naps throughout the day. The everyman schedule is so named because it is supposed to be suitable for "everyman." And unlike the fabled uberman sleep schedule, the everyman is a little more forgiving towards late and missed naps and since less naps are taken, the length of a waking period is longer.

I've read that some people have just used kitchen timers to wake them up from their naps, but I've decided to instead use the alarm clock on my cell phone instead, since it allows me to schedule multiple to go off multiple times a day every day.

My proposed sleeping schedule is as follows:

3am   - 6am

11am - 11:20am

4pm   - 4:20pm

10pm - 10:20pm

I will attempt to regularly blog my progress in this experiment and note the effectiveness of the sleeping schedule. All my posts related to my attempts will be posted under the category "polyphasic sleep."

Currently, it is 2am, and so I will be taking my core nap in one hour. Sadly, I have barely begun my polyphasic sleep schedule and I am already rather tired.

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