Hello and welcome to the community!About this community
When I started my Uberman Sleep Schedule, about a week ago, I was surprised to see there were no Livejournal communities dealing with the subject of alternate sleep schedules. And so, here I am creating one!
For those of you unfamiliar with Polyphasic Sleep
, the basic idea is to greaten the amount of waking time in a person's day. Ideally, the practice may lead to other benefits, including weight loss, increased productivity and focus, and general good feeling
When I was first considering my sleep schedule, I took the time out to read Steve Pavlina's Blog
on his experience with polyphasic sleep. I highly recommend it to anyone who might be considering this change. Remember, though, that while his experience was a positive one, many factors may play in how well a person adapts to a new sleeping schdule.
In other words, what we really need is a LJ community where many different people can post accounts of there experiences with Uberman and other polyphasic sleep. And viola! Here one is!
Whether you have tried, are trying, or thinking of starting a polyphasic sleep schedule, this community is for you! Feel free to post with questions, opinions, pointers, or anything related to new sleep schedules. When in need of support, this is the place to come!What is Polyphasic Sleep?
Polyphasic Sleep is the practice of sleeping multiple times in a 24 hour period. Instead of sleeping one time each night, polyphasic sleepers take many naps throughout the day.
The most popular of these schedules is the Uberman Sleep Schedule. On the Uberman Schedule, a person takes a 20 minute nap every four hours. They do not take an "core sleep," or longer sleep at nighttime. In other words, on an Uberman Schedule, a person sleeps a total of six 20 minute naps--a mere 2 hours in a 24 hour cycle
To give everyone an idea of what this schedule looks like, here is mine:
My current sleep schedule is:
2:00 AM-2:20 AM
6:00 AM-6:20 AM
10:00 AM-10:20 AM
2:00 PM-2:20 PM
6:00 PM-6:20 PM
10:00 PM-10:20 PM
Thanks for stopping by the community! May you sleep happily! ^_^EDIT:
The Down Side:
has brought to my attention that I haven't sited any information on the risks and skepticisms of polyphasic sleep. They suggested this site
On the subject, let me say this. Due to the lack of study on the subject of polyphasic sleep schedules (Uberman, in particular), there are admittedly risks involved in taking up this schedule!
Of the people who have actually tried the Uberman sleep schedule, many (almost all, from what I've seen) have found the experience overall beneficial--though none have continued on it indefinitely.
I think having this livejournal community, where people who are willing and interested in attempting this sleep schedule may write about their experiences, is one of the best ways of accumulating information on the subject. Hopefully, if membership increases and people begin posting what they know and have experienced with polyphasic sleep, we will eventually be able to make more informed opinions on the subject.
This community is completely open to skeptics, by the way. And, though the name is "uberman_sleep," the community focuses on all polyphasic sleep. If you have something to say, please don't hesitate to make a post!