OMGOSH I think I am going to do this... (in Off-topic)


Reyth October 6 2011 8:13 PM EDT

First of all, I want to thank the person that posted awhile back on polyphasic sleeping; without that post I would not even have heard of it.

I am going to start it tonight.

My goals are to produce more hours of work and thus increase my income.

I hope I'm strong enough for this...

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] October 6 2011 8:23 PM EDT

I tried, I could only last like 5 days, kept failing...

Reyth October 6 2011 8:47 PM EDT

Ya, I've watched a bunch of Youtube videos and everyone fails a little and oversleeps. A few people have gone for a long time though and have conquered it.

One thing I am really looking for is the increased energy levels once you adapt. I think it will really help me to work.

Also, a side benefit is the vivid dreams you get. One guy said he was asleep for like 20 minutes and it felt like 3 hours in his dream! He was able to prove it because his friends watched him go to sleep.

A couple of guys also used it to explore lucid dreaming which I have done in the past. This looks like a great way to gain success there too.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] October 6 2011 8:51 PM EDT

If you are interested in lucid dreaming, I'd recommend also keeping a dream journal; as well as doing awake tests. Every time you leave and enter a room, turn the lights on and off. Supposedly this doesn't work in dreams, so if you start doing this subconsciously, you'll do this in your dream, and nothing will change, so you'll realize you are dreaming.

AdminTal Destra [Forge Of Norn] October 6 2011 8:52 PM EDT

Your welcome.

Gunny Pew Pew [Red Permanent Assurance] October 6 2011 9:19 PM EDT

Guess nuking BA would play into this.

Reyth October 6 2011 9:32 PM EDT

If you are interested in lucid dreaming, I'd recommend also keeping a dream journal; as well as doing awake tests. Every time you leave and enter a room, turn the lights on and off. Supposedly this doesn't work in dreams, so if you start doing this subconsciously, you'll do this in your dream, and nothing will change, so you'll realize you are dreaming.

Ya I'm familiar with LD. I still do state tests from time to time even though I'm no longer doing the journal. The best state test is text, it just won't remain the same. ;)

Reyth October 6 2011 9:32 PM EDT

Your welcome.

Kewl. Glad you saw this.

Reyth October 6 2011 9:33 PM EDT

Guess nuking BA would play into this.

Hahaaha! Side benefit! :D

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] October 6 2011 9:38 PM EDT

The best state test is text, it just won't remain the same

I like writing "is this a dream" on my hand.

Reyth October 6 2011 10:05 PM EDT

You know I've actually done that!

Wearing a watch is the best thing you can do. If its not on your wrist or if the display doesn't read right, you're dreaming!

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] October 6 2011 10:40 PM EDT

Hmm interesting.. I'm not the only one who is into this kind of stuff. I've had hundreds of lucid dreams in my life and I have lots of little things I do daily to remind myself whether I'm dreaming or not.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 6 2011 10:42 PM EDT

i had read that one good way to start with lucid dreaming is just getting into the habit, throughout the day, of asking your self if you are awake or dreaming and how can you tell the difference. i need to start doing that more.

Areodjarekput October 6 2011 10:46 PM EDT

Have you ever seen the movie "Waking Life"? It is one of my favourite movies. I would write more, or post a link, but I'm on my phone.

Lord Bob October 7 2011 12:48 AM EDT

..on polyphasic sleeping..
I wish I could try this. With my schedule I'd never manage it.

If you are interested in lucid dreaming, I'd recommend also keeping a dream journal;
I've tried this. I wake up after a really cool dream and I'm like, "screw it, I'm too tired to get up and write. Back to sleep." I have a few entries written in a notebook next to my bed, but I've largely failed at this.

Lord Bob October 7 2011 12:49 AM EDT

Also, polyphasic is a real word and therefore needs to be added to the spell check dictionary.

Reyth October 7 2011 1:13 AM EDT

Ya, I was just reading a blog from a very successful poly sleeper and the reason he gave it up is because of how his real world schedule was constantly at odds with his sleep schedule.

Reyth October 7 2011 1:15 AM EDT

Have you ever seen the movie "Waking Life"? It is one of my favourite movies. I would write more, or post a link, but I'm on my phone.

Be interested to hear about it when you land.

Reyth October 7 2011 1:26 AM EDT

Dang, off I go. See you guys in 30 minutes. :o

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] October 7 2011 3:44 AM EDT

Are you doing 6 20 minutes, or 4 30 minutes?

Reyth October 7 2011 4:09 AM EDT

I'm doing 6 30 mins.

AdminG Beee October 7 2011 5:17 AM EDT

Great blog on the topic from a guy who adopted the routine for several months : http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/10/polyphasic-sleep/

Reyth October 7 2011 5:25 AM EDT

Thanks! I'll look at it when I wake up. See you in 30 mins! :D

Reyth October 7 2011 7:08 AM EDT

Wow this blog is amazing! If anyone was trying to prevent the word from getting out about poly sleep THIS GUY should not of been allowed to find out about it!

Still reading! :D

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 7 2011 7:45 AM EDT

Also, polyphasic is a real word and therefore needs to be added to the spell check dictionary.

thy will is done! ; )

Quyen October 7 2011 8:31 AM EDT

hearing about lucid dreaming makes me think that i
1. never had it.
2. have it every time, but don't remember it
:|

Reyth October 7 2011 8:37 AM EDT

What an incredible blog! Everything except his last entry is essential reading for anyone wanting to try poly sleeping.

I am really looking forward to reaping the rewards of this sleep system (by God's grace of course)!

Thanks for the link that HAS to be the best link on poly sleep on the net PERIOD.

Thanks again!

Reyth October 8 2011 4:11 AM EDT

Wow that blog came in handy!

One of the things the author points out is that Navy Seals go through Hell Week while sleep deprived. Because I read this, I went to go find links about how Navy Seals deal with sleep deprivation. I found out several important things with the central key being mental toughness; the secret to Hell Week is 90% mental!

I realize that poly sleep adaptation is a serious and difficult challenge and you must have focused mental toughness to get through the adaptation phase successfully.

QBJohnnywas October 8 2011 7:03 AM EDT

I would suggest that 'My goals are to produce more hours of work and thus increase my income.'is probably not the best long term goal. You would gain more benefit from having a goal that lessens the amount you work while still increasing your income.

Reyth October 8 2011 7:21 AM EDT

Ya, sorry. You are of course correct but that would be a long term goal that could be accomplished through my stated goal.

In other words, I could use the extra money I gain to engage in activities that pay me more.

Thank you for pointing this out.

Reyth October 8 2011 7:17 PM EDT

I am blogging my progress here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFMo-PZNSGI

King October 9 2011 1:21 AM EDT

I have to admit I'm not a fan of the idea at all knowing that, at best, you can do one activity for 3 1/2 hours before needing to take a nap. While it makes your day seem more efficient the amount of planning put into a time slot and knowing that your choices are limited to 'what can I do over the course of 3 hours' seems horrible. The human body can live off of 4 hours of sleep a day(most people average 6), I'd rather have those 4 hours in one time period then have 20 to do whatever I pleased.

I wish you luck though.

Reyth October 11 2011 12:54 AM EDT

Thanks.

Actually, the blogger cited previously was able to show that there IS some flexibility in the napping schedule. Ultimate crash occurs after 6 hours which throws things pretty badly out of joint. So really, its every 4, 5 or 6 hours at the very most.

Also, in many situations, popping out for 30 minutes for a quick nap is not all that hard really.

To the point of 4 hours straight(monophasic), I think polyphasic actually gives the system more than that due to the adaptation which forces the restorative functions to be streamlined for survival. Unless you can cite studies where this occurs with 4 hours straight, I would prefer polyphasic.

Reyth October 11 2011 1:02 AM EDT

Upon further thought, there is also something to be said for not being chained to that huge massive "sleep hibernation" every 24 hours. There is a massive advantage of being awake virtually all the time; you are always at your peak, constantly refreshed and you have no end to it. With monophasic sleep, energy degrades as the day continues (swinging downward) and again as the day begins (swinging upward).

The concept of time actually changes as well as your consciousness just continues almost uninterrupted.

Overall you are just mroe efficient. I mean look at me now, I lose ZERO BA. :D

Demigod October 11 2011 1:13 AM EDT

And your social life isn't hindered by this experiment? It seems like being Mr. Nappy would pose a severe problem.

Reyth October 11 2011 1:26 AM EDT

Ya, the blogger guy points this out and eventually quits after 5.5 months because the rest of the world is monophasic (particularly his wife and kids).

He also points out that Poly sleep is not for everyone; if a person has a prohibitive schedule (like Lord Bob for instance), its perfectly acceptable to sleep monophasic. In that case he advises people to be "early risers".

In my particular situation, I have flexibility in most of my social engagements regarding the timing and where I do not, the grace period should cover me sufficiently. I am just starting out (just starting my 5th day in about 7 minutes) so I will simply deal with these things as they come up. Whatever sacrifices I have to make I think will be worth it.

Poly sleep is also good for me on a spiritual level; my spiritual life will become stronger because I have eliminated the huge problem of insomnia and sleep.

Everyone is free to choose how they want to live. :)

Quyen October 11 2011 3:11 AM EDT

i think i haven't seen any post yet that says that this could destroy your natural clocktime or whatever :\

Reyth October 11 2011 3:17 AM EDT

Ya me neither although there is a very tiny voice out there that opposes poly sleep on its face. I will admit I have not read any of their information and do not desire to do so. Once I determined that it should not be harmful and would actually be realistically attainable, I just simply made up my mind to go for it. I'm glad I did because there are benefits I wasn't even aware of when I first started it (like overcoming insomnia for instance).

Demigod October 24 2011 2:02 PM EDT

He hasn't logged on in a week. I think he died from lack of deep-sleep. Shall we have a moment of silence?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 24 2011 2:36 PM EDT

or else he realized that the best key to productivity might be foregoing the computer games! ; )

Lord Bob October 24 2011 2:58 PM EDT

if a person has a prohibitive schedule (like Lord Bob for instance), its perfectly acceptable to sleep monophasic.
That's not working out so well for me either. *grin*

In that case he advises people to be "early risers".
Yeah, that's not going to happen.

Lochnivar October 24 2011 3:01 PM EDT

or else he realized that the best key to productivity might be foregoing the computer games! ; )

Not cool dude, not cool at all.
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