I'm pretty sure the the record for uberman schedule is 6 months. the mans health started declining and he eventually died.
uberman is not a healthy schedule, I dont care how cool you think it is. although a do approve of a sleep schedule which consists of a nap and a major sleep episode instead of one big major sleep episode.
>>451 From these different sleep pattern test we concluded that the only thing that brain needs from sleep is REM state. Could we induce it differently other than changing sleep pattern(forcing our mind into squeezing out every minute of REM sleep it gets)? http://www.quora.com/Is-it-possible-to-artificially-induce-REM-sleep This seems more sci-fi thing, but what if you could induce REM sleep whenever he needs to and then go back to his daily life…maybe even while in this sleep state?
don't alternative sleep patterns mostly just fuarrrk you up mentally? I'm pretty sure that a certain amount of darkness and lack of outside noise is necessary to sleep properly. Plus, it seems more efficient to sleep at night because you can spend more time in REM sleep and less time getting to REM sleep.
I have a "biphasic" sleep pattern but not like the one pictured in OP's image. I sleep two phases of ~4 hours with a ~1.5 hour break in the middle. The first "phase" of sleep is always the longer one.
I won't pretend that I have any idea of whether or not this is good or bad for my health but either way it comes to me naturally.
I will say this much though: as I'll usually eat a meal and shower in the middle of my sleep schedule I always wake up after the second phase feeling awesome. Waking up fully rested, bathed and well-fed is a fantastic way to start the day.
>>483 Yeah, pretty much. Roughly speaking, a typical weekday plays out like this:
08:30 pm : Go to bed 01:00 am : Wake up 02:30 am : Go to bed 06:30 am : Wake up
I mean it varies a fair amount, it's not like the times are militantly exact, for example on a Friday I might go to bed at 12am take a break from 430-6 and then sleep in until 11am, but I generally follow the same pattern give or take an hour here and there.
I'd really love to adopt a biphasic pattern, but I haven't tried fo real. But it'd be great since I'm always sleepy (and can't even concentrate properly) at about 6 pm, while my brain activity peaks usually come after midnight, and I love it when I get up early, though it's hard as fuarrrk because in my current monophasic pattern I can't sleep until 3am and I consequently wake up at around 9 or 10.
>>499 I believe so. It seems to have become less commonplace over time due to electricity and the like.
I do find it is more restful though, despite having roughly the same hours of sleep as a monophasic schedule (I've forced myself into monophasic sleep before and find it quite tiring).
I've also noticed that my dreams were much less vivid when I slept a monophasic schedule (or at least more difficult to recall) which leads me to pitch my theory that breaking up the sleep into two phases somehow allows for a deeper sleep (particularly in the second phase). That's mere speculation though.
>>514 I spend no more than 8.5 hours asleep each night, that's a fairly standard number. The numbers I've offered up here are approximations, there are surely some nights where I do sleep a total of six hours.
However, 6 hours every single night is plain and simple not enough sleep for me to maintain healthy functioning, at least half the nights of any given week I need that 7+ hours of sleep.
Time spent taking proper care of yourself is hardly time wasted.
My sleeping pattern is absolutely fuarrrked at the moment. Even when I'm tired, most nights I won't go to sleep until 3-4am for about 7-8 hours. But it constantly creeps forward until I get to the point where I'm going to sleep at 6-7am. At that point I'll have a coffee and have no sleep at all only to start all over again. I feel like soykaf for it.
Whereas previously I'd go to bed at about 9pm and wake up from 4-6am. Mostly following sunset and sunrise to a certain extent, so it also depended on the season. There are definitely other factors, but I feel like this was a major contribution to how I felt.
the past few weeks ive been going to sleep around 8-9am and waking up from 6-8pm. it fuarrrking sucks. cause i usually wake up around 2-3pm, look around, its quiet as fuarrrk, nothings new, no one else is here, theres no reasons to get out of bed, so i fall back asleep. yesterday i woke up at about 9pm, im going to attempt to stay up till later tonight, i used to only sleep about 2-3 hours a night and felt wonderful, stimulants helped a lot but im broke as fuarrrk now and people suck.
>>909 Well, when's your first class? When's your last class? Plan it all around there, take a nap in the middle of the day if that's what you're going for, or wake up in the middle of the night and soykafpost with some Australians. You can get a sleep schedule during college, you just have to try. (also, it's summertime. Why do you still have classes?)
>>453 I'm an EMT that works 10 hour night shifts. I usually get between 4 and 7 hours of sleep in the ambulance, and then go home and stay up for a few hours before I take a nap for 2-4 hours. Once you get used to it things feel pretty normal. My naps feel like they're 100% REM a lot of the time, even though I know they aren't.
Best sleep pattern I ever got on was 20 awake, 16 asleep - muh 36 hour day. The `day' was long enough to actually get soykaf done and feel productive, while the `night' was long enough to ensure I always felt well rested. That's actually how I discovered this - I had no job or classes at the time and decided to only go to bed when I was actually tired, and only get up when I wasn't anymore. After just a couple cycles, my body naturally fell into 20/16. It was great - Kind of doubt I could do it again today though.
Biphasic is pretty cool, I only sleep 6 hours a day now because of it. 1 hour nap + 5 hours sleep, you also get higher chances of lucid dreams and dream recall. My only problem is, I have to take a nap in the middle of the day. Something that work schedules rarely provide.
How do I break out of being a 'picky sleeper'? When I get to sleep I stay asleep, but I always have to be snuggled up with a blanket in the same position. I can't just flop down on my bed during the daytime and nap like some people can, and when I do 'nap' I don't ever seem to actually fall asleep. Taking a siesta seems like a good idea, but I can't fall asleep as quick or as easy as is necessary.