Inspirerad by the Polyphasic Sleep Pattern I decided to give it a try starting of Sunday the 4th of Mars, 2018. Due to my work schedule being two shifts, every other week daytime (6 am – 3 pm) and evenings (3 pm – 1 am) I had to modify it slightly. I will go for the 4 hours of bulk sleep with two additional 25 minute naps throughout the day. The problem comes during weekends when I have to switch from day to evening or vice versa.
On this particular starting day I decided to go for a 25 minute nap at 11:30 pm and then another one right before work, at work, at 4:30 am. After I come home from work I will get my 4 hours of sleep and then again a nap at 11:30 pm and once before work as previous. This is how I will sleep throughout the week up until the weekend where I will have to find a decent switch to a week of evening work. Not yet sure how to make that switch.
Basically one could say I am going for a Everyman-version of this: 4 hours of major sleep with 2 naps of 25 minutes each.
Why am I doing this? Sleeping has been a problem for me for a long time and I can’t seem to find a decent pattern going. I either sleep to much or to little and therefore I am always somewhat tired and have trouble getting things done. My hope is that this might be a suitable middle ground for me that can work perfectly for me. If I can find a decent way to make the switch during the weekends.
For now I will call this an experiment but if it turns out to work for me, possibly with some alternations, I might stick to it for the long term. I’ll keep you updated on the progress.
If you have any experience in similar experiments, please do share them with me in the comments below. I am curious and I surly could need some advice on the matter.
Wish me luck?