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Polyphasic Sleep on LJ
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Uberman and Polyphasic Sleep!
This is a community for discussions about Uberman and other
Polyphasic sleep schedules.

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!

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