Heidiphasic Sleep - Wrapping Up

It has been a month since Molly and I started with heidiphasic sleep, and thankfully I can finally label it a success. Not that because I mostly stuck with it for a month means that it's a success, but that I feel that a month was long enough to give the sleep schedule a good test run, and I can say that it works for me. My criteria at the start of the experiment was to be able to maintain the same level of work and operation during the day as with a monophasic sleep schedule, and--with a few exceptions--this has been the case recently. The exceptions being when I messed up the schedule and overslept or wasn't able to take the naps or suchlike. Other than that most of the week has gone fairly according to schedule, although I do believe that I slept through my nap at 10 once.

I've learned a lot about myself and how I sleep with this experiment. Namely that when taking a nap, it helps a lot to leave lights on at night, because for me, when I wake up and my room is dark it makes me want to go back to sleep. Having lights on makes it that much easier to get myself out of bed.

Now, I've decided to continue with the schedule until I can't any more for whatever reason that comes up. I like having the extra hours in the day to program, or do homework or what have you without distractions. I won't be posting about it on here anymore, but if anyone wants to know how I'm doing whenever, feel free to post a comment or send me a message and I'll let you know.

Here is my ending schedule:
4PM-4:20PM Nap
10PM-10:20PM Nap
1AM-6AM - Core Sleep

Not much different from the starting schedule with the exception of getting up at 6 instead of 5:30.

I'm going to post the links to my posts after the break, as an easy reference.


Day 1
Day 2-3
Day 4-5
Day 6 - One Point to Heidiphasic Sleep
Day 7-8
Day 9
Day 10 - Oversleeping and a Schedule Change
Day 11 - Whoops
Week 2 Overview
Week 3 Overview


Joachim said...

Really enjoyed your experiment there, am gonna try it out for myself

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