torstai 9. kesäkuuta 2011

Decisions & Some Monophasic Data

I've been thinking lately about what to do in terms of polyphasic sleep and my situation really doesn't warrant me to go full on to SPAMAYL or Uberman at the moment. So, I've decided to give another shot to 4½-1½ type of schedule and supplement it with naps whenever needed. But the thing is that I love nothing more than being awake in the night in summer. So I've decided to have my longer sleep during the day. Here's the sleeping times that I'm planning to do:

It's not perfectly symmetric, but I don't think it has to. I'm gaining some time and most importantly sleeping through my most unproductive times. I'll still have my naps as a weapon if that amount of sleep leaves me tired.

The schedule is of course subject to any change Zeo might reveal that I should do. Also those times don't have to be as rigid as in Everyman or Uberman, so I'll be shifting them a bit if needed, especially the daytime sleep.

Speaking of Zeo, interesting thing I've noticed with monophasic compared to my Everyman is that I'm actually getting less deep sleep from it. I get around 1h 10 minutes / 8-9 hours compared to around 90 minutes of 3½ hour core. Most of my sleep is light sleep and REM, I've gotten some insane amounts of especially REM during some nights.

Just recently my schedule has been all over the place and I'm pretty sure I'm running a sleep deficit. Last night I slept 6h 22 minutes and got under an hour of deep sleep. So it's not best foundation to start a new schedule from, but I'll do it anyway.

keskiviikko 1. kesäkuuta 2011

Next Plans

So I've been living monophasically, with my typical schedule; sleeping days, staying up nights. I'm procrastinating on something else so I decided to give some sort of update on my plans.

Thing is that I don't really see Uberman as a viable long-term option, even though it fits better to me than probably for anyone else. Figure that out. Still, I would like to adapt to it. I think long-term Everyman is the best for me, but I still want every now and then to go into "work-mode" and then use Uberman. Wish it'd be that easy though. Here I am talking about living the live switching between Everyman and Uberman, while I haven't even successfully converted to either! Maybe it's the 4½-1½ style that fits me better.

But yeah, while I might not see Uberman as a long-term option, if I managed to adapt I could keep going for as long as I feel like. Besides, I really want to adapt to it, it's like the holy grail of polyphasic sleep and I'm somewhat becoming obsessed with it. I guess my friends think I'm a nutcase. Well, I am.

But yeah, next adaptation was supposed to be SPAMAYL, and it will be, sort of. I will be doing Uberman Steve Pavlina-style, with extra naps at night when I feel like it. Which is kind of SPAMAYL, right? It's hard to decide when to start though. This soccer-playing is really taking my juices out and I think that I need plenty of time to recover. In terms of responsibilities I could start in a week, but I just don't know if it is the right time to start.

I am consistently feeling like I need WAY more time though. Maybe I should just compromise my training, taking it a little easier and just start the adaptation. Still, there are the matches, those really fuck me up. Even if I train easy, I can't avoid exhausting myself in the matches. I could take it easy in matches too, but that won't really help much in reality.

Taking naps so regularly is kind of rigid, but given that they're only 20 minutes it's not as big of a deal as you would think. The same flow keeps on going, so I just view that as a healthy break from whatever you're doing to regain concentration.

Speaking of naps, I'm a bit tired at the moment, I guess I'll take one. I have a long night ahead of me and a ton of stuff to do.

I must do some thinking these next few days, and decide what I'm going to do with my sleep. I'll be back.

Oh, about the site... It's still coming, but I just have a lot on my plate at the moment and unfortunately it is the one to be postponed. I'm kind of frustrated about that, I'll make the site soon enough. It will combine my limited knowledge of polyphasic sleep, lucid dreaming and personal development.