Dear Diary (Yes, I’m going there- I feel like it!),
After having spent nigh on two weeks ‘relaxing’, after the June Exams, I am ready to begin the arduous fun of Setting-In-Motion a Gap Year.
It’s Aims- next post. This will count as a ‘Project'(MAJOR) of mine.
As will UCAS (to make it more fun).
And will my documentation of my start to Polyphasic Sleep! I thought I’d expend real effort(shown later on, during the next 7-10 days, the ‘Adjustment Period’, I’d say) and post at least something everyday, even if it’s just a bunch of to-the-point words on a page.
Introduction to Polyphasic Sleep
I decided to commit the Polyphasic change to my sleep cycle aprox. two years ago, at some point in the future. That time, with the safe go-ahead from my higher ups, is now.
Like any good learner/researcher/student-of-the-New-IT-Age, upon discovering it whilst surfing, I sought to inform myself of it. I decided to read up on what Polyphasic Sleep was, how to prepare for it, and what it was like and different types. There were lots of interesting facts and statistics, often comparing the different types of Polyphasic Sleep Schedules to that of normal sleep.
There are different types, and I specifically would like to do the ‘Everyman’.
Here are some of the good bits for your information(websites referenced at bottom for a more in-depth reading):
Different Sleep Types, with the amount of downtime shown clearly. It should be noted, however that for the Everyman, Uberman and Dymaxion that the times for sleep can be broken down even more or other segments, and could be at differing times. These Pies ONLY show the total amount of sleep-time.
This one includes monophasic sleep- or, ‘Normal People Sleep’!
I’ve got to go for tonight- will post up Part Two tomorrow! (TBC…)