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Prometheus
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My polyphasic sleeping journey
PostPosted: Thu 03 Feb, 2005  Reply with quote

hey since some of you guys introduced me to the idea of this all nap thing, I figure why not post my results here for the bleep of it. I'm doing 20 minute naps every 4 hours, I started 24 hours ago basically so like one day lol... guess I will start day one now..
DAY ONE
omfgz eek2 and I thought NILD or WBTB was hard that's nothing, I keeping to it though, luckily got a new computer game that can keep me busy for a week or so. when I started I didn't even sleep at all during the 20 minute naps, at the end now though I think I actually did sleep a little bit lol or it could be because it is the day again lol. Other than an extreme feeling of exhaustion I don't notice anything else so far, wonder if I will even be coherent after day 3 lol. Well I'm off to play a computer game so I don't fall aslepp.


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PostPosted: Sun 06 Feb, 2005  Reply with quote

You mean the Uberman thingy right? NIce job, on whatshisface's blog, he found it pretty hard.

(btw, whats a "bleep"?)


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PostPosted: Mon 07 Feb, 2005  Reply with quote

wow... i read about it here for the first time (after seeing this thread): http://www.kuro5hin.org/story/2002/4/15/103358/720 and i REALLY want to try it now... I'll have to wait until summer break though... I don't think starting now (when mid-terms are coming) would be very intelligent.

but it's certainly something i have to consider one day, just for the experience.


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PostPosted: Tue 08 Feb, 2005  Reply with quote

Well, attempt #1 failed on day 2 sadblauw
It was my fault, I didn't make an adequate support system, I just bought one new game to keep me awake, lol it DID NOT work haha, I crashed for a solid 12 hours. I did learn how to prepare to be successful though, have LOTS of stuff to do, and try to find something natural and non-drug(like caffiene) to keep you up. Friends encouraging you wouldn't hurt too, anyway, I'm gonna try again, attempt #2, in less than a week and will report in this post. I want to do this for at least 3 weeks to see if it is all that people say it is, if so I'll be in for shizloads of lucid dreams :D

Anyway once I start I will format like before starting with Day 0


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PostPosted: Tue 08 Feb, 2005  Reply with quote

i wanted to go buy Why We Nap... then i saw the price eh luckily, our university has it in the library :D

i'll take it out as soon as i'm done with what i'm reading now (semiotics hehe)


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PostPosted: Tue 08 Feb, 2005  Reply with quote

I got the book and I'm willing to do something that may upset copyright fans. (As a student I'm allowed to photocopy 10% of a book without breaking copyright laws. Assuming you're all students (in the realm of lucid dreaming) i see no reason why you wouldn't be allowed the same... so say 3 people want 3 different articles (if they're about 24 pages, the book being around 240 pages)... i'm merely the "photocopy machine"...

So i'm willing to scan the following articles:

"Evolution, Chronobiolog, and Functions of Polyphasic and Ultrashort Sleep: Main Issues" by Claudio Stampi

"The Effects of Polyphasic and Ultrashort Sleep Schedules" by Claudio Stampi

"What Is the Limit for Prolonged Sleep Reduction? An Objective Evaluation of the Leonardo da Vinci Ultrashort Sleep Strategy" by Stampi as well.

This is a lot to scan AND it might take some time, but i wouldn't mind (given the price of the book and the unavailability).

Now, I'm posting this for ONE REASON. If any admins or moderators OPPOSE this happening on their message board I won't do it, I don't want to stirr up problems (the files would be hosted on my server so I'd be the one responsible). So if i get an ok, i'll do it, if not... no problem. I'll just host one article up on my school account (for personal use, so i can read it wherever i am). I'll most likely do the second one, since most people seem to be curious with short and long-term consequences.


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Feb, 2005  Reply with quote

so there are no objections from any admin/mod concerning the above post? Last call wink I'll be posting in the next 5 minutes...

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Feb, 2005  Reply with quote

article 1 - about 4 megs at 150 dpi, decent print (a bit blurry). download at your own discretion, this file is for... uhm... my own personal use.

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PostPosted: Thu 10 Feb, 2005  Reply with quote

so i'll keep going:

Chapter 10: The Effects of Polyphasic and Ultrashort Sleep Schedules by Claudio Stampi
http://hybrid.concordia.ca/~victord/Effects.zip - ~5 Mb


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PostPosted: Fri 11 Feb, 2005  Reply with quote

Thanks a lot for putting those scans up Meus! Muuch appreciated. Had a quick look and they seem really good, just about to print them off to read properly cos I hate reading too much off the screen. Please keep going!

And Prometheus, it'll be really interesting to hear what your experience with it is. Please keep us updated. I'd love to try it out, but unfortunately haven't got the opportunity right now.


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PostPosted: Sat 12 Feb, 2005  Reply with quote

no problem wink5

i'll get the third one up as soon as i have some spare time (i have a mid term on tuesday so i might not get much time till then, but i'll have it up by the end of next week for sure)...

after that i guess i'll post a list of all the chapters and scan what's requested.


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Feb, 2005  Reply with quote

Hi all,

I started my attempt at polyphasic sleeping 10 Feb.So far so good. I overslept on the second night, wasn't to bad as it was close to the start date, could only have slowed me down by a day.

It was quite funny my brain lied to me and told be at 4:30 (After I finished 30min sleep) that I hadn't slept. So I went back to sleep without reseting my alarm. Realised what had happended in the morning.

I am using my Palm handheld as an alarm. I've set up schedules so it goes off at the end of each sleep. I use earphones so it doesn't disturb anyone else in the house.

I just internet to keep myself occuppied late at night( That's how I found this site) I'm going to have to try LD once I've switched over(Or give up which ever comes first).


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Feb, 2005  Reply with quote

So much for that, Gave up last night. Here are my reasons
    I wasn't all that tired on the last night(I didn't real anything like a zombie) That probably ment it was going to take longer to adjust.

    Have some work I have to finish, If I took more than another 2 days I'ld be in trouble.

    Have an exam wednesday week don't want to take chances.

    Something in my brain really objects to me doing this, I think it could be my common sense.

    I can't have the lights on at night time because it disturbs others in the house.

    And lastly I want to try lucid dreaming, I already remember a lot of my dreams, and have had a lucid dream this year. (I never realised how powerfull lucid dreams were, In lucid dreams I've had the first thing I do is try to find the boundries of my dreamscape, maybe that wakes me up.)

If anyone wants to try polyphasic sleep I suggest that they have at least 10 days with nothing planned. And you don't dream while adjusting(I think) don't have time to get into REM.


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Feb, 2005  Reply with quote

did you try going straight into polyphasic ? cause it seems that's not recommended.

from what i read, you need a 6-8 days transition period (at least that's the common period they used in the experiments i read) in which you start by sleeping 6 hours + a nap... then 4 hours + 2 naps during the day... and so on. and you reduce both the time of the polyphasic periods and the length of the "one shot" sleep until it becomes completely polyphasic.

i'll be trying it in 2 months (i'm not risking my school stuff over an experiment) but i'm planning to go for 3 weeks or a month... the way i'd do it is the one in the third article (which i haven't yet posted) where they had a 6 day (i think it's 6) transition period as i explained above and then they went full polyphasic for the rest of the period, with a "break" 3/4 in where they allowed the subject to sleep a full night and two other breaks like that towards the end so that the subject readapted to monophasic.

it seems easier on the initial shock and less stressful for the body.

the only reason i want to do it is because i heard you go straight (almost) into rem 6 times a day, which would allow for all kinds of lucid dreaming experimentation over the period (given that you know when you're in rem better than just estimating over one night's sleep). i'm pretty excited about it.


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PostPosted: Mon 14 Feb, 2005  Reply with quote

I jumped straight in(30 minutes, 4 hour cycle). I've read days 3 - 10 are the worst. But at day 4 I didn't feel to bad, just tired. I gave up mostly because if I kept going and didn't adjust I'ld be wasting days I could be studing and working.

So yeah, I would agree, it'ld be better to go with a transition period or so many days. Those days wouldn't be wasted as one wouldn't be wasted.


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