View Full Version : Polyphasic sleep and the Uberman sleep schedule

25th January 2011, 23:18
All this talk about sleep got me to thinking about this research i did a while back.
I found this really fascinating stuff, given that its not easy to change one's sleep schedule, but if u get over the initial period of feeling god-awful u get to have so much more time on your hands... frankly YEARS of extra time.

The basic idea is that u don't actually sleep in one long block, but rather break it up into naps. There is a few different schedules on how to do this.

Read the wiki page first to get a grasp on this and i will then post other links.
There is a whole online community that does this, and have for years, the hardest part is when u switch over U MUST SLEEP when your bodies needs too sleep, so it can be a bit tricky for those 9-5 types. For the rest of us, which im sure includes alot of us here, read on....


Polyphasic sleep, a term coined by early 20th-century psychologist J.S. Szymanski,[1] refers to the practice of sleeping multiple times in a 24-hour period—usually more than two, in contrast to biphasic sleep (twice per day) or monophasic sleep (once per day). It does not imply any particular sleep schedule. The circadian rhythm disorder known as irregular sleep-wake syndrome is an example of polyphasic sleep in humans. Polyphasic sleep is common in many animals, and is believed to be the ancestral sleep state.[2] The term polyphasic sleep, or often Uberman's sleep schedule, is also used by an online community which experiments with ultra-short napping to achieve more time awake each day.

(i will add more after people have got their head around the concept...)

26th January 2011, 01:11
"The basic idea is that u don't actually sleep in one long block, but rather break it up into naps. "

hahaha Astrid, that is what unfolded in our household for about a year. Our lovely newborn daughter ensured that a nap was the best you got during the night time. Still has a tendency to interuptus the slumber.

I do know the family dog takes advantage of polyphasic sleep - if things are happenin then he is in there, if it's boring, he's asleep.

I wonder if we were able to distance ourselves from chronic sensory stimulation that we'd find a more restful and more often nap/sleep time.

Look forward to your additions.

26th January 2011, 02:30
i think its not healthy... brain needs full rest and reaming to organize ideas and clean memory that does not matter