Sleeping Pattern: Polyphasic

Polyphasic Sleep – Dymaxion

Polyphasic sleep, I want to test my sleeping pattern to be Dymaxion which is 30 minutes sleep within 6 hours, with total 4 hours sleep at 00.20 – 00.50, 6.20- 6.50, 12.20 -12.50, 17.20 – 17.50.

http://napchart.com/tnwme

Adaptation Technique 1 – Fixed nap interval from 1 hour to 6

I also got this technique for adapting to dymaxion (in the comment section)
https://www.polyphasicsociety.com/polyphasic-sleep/overviews/dymaxion/

“I came up with a similar idea about 10 months ago and have used it a few times with great success (never without it “sticking”). The first night, I spent 30 minutes sleeping, 30 minutes awake, alternating during the usual 8-hour block from my monophasic sleep schedule. The next day, I slept 30 minutes out of every 2 hours until that evening when I pushed it back to 30 out of 3 hours. Then throughout the second day, I had only slight sleepiness as I pushed naps back further until, by day 4, I was fully adapted to the Dymaxion schedule (30 minutes every 6 hours). I’ve been able to stick with Dymaxion for stretches as long as 5 months, stopped only be outside factors.
The first time attempting this was with an initial adaptation after being primarily monophasic for over 3 years – I was fully adapted in 4 days as I just described. I used it again for two other adaptations after needing to be temporarily monophasic for 2 two week periods. Those adaptations were both completed after 2 days. No zombie periods, but it was tricky to be 100% on the schedule during the first 2 days – clear your schedule before beginning this! ”

  1. Day 1 at night time during the usual 8 hour sleep, 1 hour interval
    22:00 – 06:00: 30 mins nap + 30 mins awake (8 times in 8 hours)
  2. Day 2, on morning make it 2 hours interval, on evening push it to 3 hours interval
    6:00 – 17:00: 30 mins nap + 1.5 hours awake (5 times in 10 hours)
    17:00 – 05:00: 30 mins nap + 2.5 hours awake (4 times in 12 hours)
  3. Day 3, on morning make it 4 hours interval, on evening push it to 5 hours interval 
    05:00 – 17.00: 30 mins nap + 3.5 hours awake (3 times in 12 hours)
    17:00 – 03.00: 30 mins nap + 4.5 hours awake (2 times in 10 hours)
  4. Day 4, on morning make it 5 hour interval, on evening push it to 6 hours interval
    (Dymaxion achieved)
    03:00 – 12:20: 30 mins nap + 4.5 hours awake (2 times in 10 hours), slight adjustment because I want the nap start at 12.20
    12:20 – onward : 30 mins nap + 5.5 hours awake (Dymaxion achieved)

Realistic Dymaxion – 3 hours of sleep (1.5 hours + 3 nap of 30 minutes)

Slight variation of dymaxion, is Realistic Dymaxionis having longer midnight sleep from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours while the nap still 3 times with each 30 minutes or reduce the last nap from 30 minutes to 20 minutes. This variation take total of 3 hours of sleep.

dymaxion-realistic
http://napchart.com/kqiy8

Polyphasic Sleep – Everyman 3

The second alternative is everyman 3 which is 3.5 hours core time with 3 naps of 20 minutes, with total 4.5 hours of sleep

everyman-3
http://napchart.com/8rfz0

Everyman 3 – Adaptation

This version of Everyman has slight difference, which the core sleep is 3 hour and 3 naps of 30 minutes with total sleep of 4.5 hours (same with Everyman 3). The nap period of 30 minutes is helpful when we can’t fall asleep easily during nap time.

everyman-3-adaptation.PNG
http://napchart.com/wsmxs

Adaptation Technique – Day 1 Triphasic, Day 2 and 3 Everyman 3 with 1 longer nap, Day 4 Everyman 3

  1. Day 1, 1 core with 2 naps
    02:00 – 05:00: 3 hours sleep
    12.20 – 12.50: 30 mins nap
    17.20 – 17.50: 30 mins nap
  2. Day 2, add 1 core (1.5 hours)
    23:00 – 02:00: 3 hours sleep
    5:20 – 6:50: 1.5 hours sleep
    12.20 – 12.50
    : 30 mins nap
    17.20 – 17.50: 30 mins nap
  3. Day 3, same with day 2
  4. Day 4, change the 1.5 core to 30 nap
    23:00 – 02:00: 3 hours sleep
    6:20 – 6:50: 30 mins nap 
    12.20 – 12.50
    : 30 mins nap
    17.20 – 17.50: 30 mins nap
    (Everyman 3 achieved)

Here the Everyman 3 adaptation is 3 hours core sleep with 3 x 30 minutes nap with total 4.5 hours of sleep, the difference in the shorter core (-30 minutes) and longer nap (+10 minutes). Although I prefer the original Everyman 3 due to longer core sleep and shorter nap to make more flexible daytime schedule.

But the adaptation version is better when starting especially if taking a nap takes time to fall asleep and also switching alternatives that are not to far 

  1. Original Everyman 3 (total 4.5 hours – the same) by adding longer core from 3 hour to 3.5 hours (+30 mins) and reducing naps from 30 mins to 20 mins (-10 minutes )
  2. Realistic Dymaxion (3 hours) by reducing the core from 3 hours sleep to 1.5 hours (-1.5 hours)
  3. Dymaxion (2 hours) by reducing the core from 3 hours sleep to 30 minutes naps (-2.5 hours)

Current Experiment – Everyman 3 Adaptation

Day 1, 1 core with 2 naps
02:00 – 05:00: 3 hours sleep
12.20 – 12.50: 30 mins nap
17.20 – 17.50: 30 mins nap

Day 2, add 1 core (1.5 hours)
23:00 – 02:00: 3 hours sleep 
5:20 – 6:50: 1.5 hours sleep
12.20 – 12.50: 30 mins nap 
17.20 – 17.50: 30 mins nap

Day 3, same with day 2

Day 4, change the 1.5 core to 30 nap
23:00 – 02:00: 3 hours sleep
6:20 – 6:50: 30 mins nap 
12.20 – 12.50: 30 mins nap 
17.20 – 17.50: 30 mins nap
(Everyman 3 Adaptation achieved)

From Everyman 3 Adaptation my plan is shifting to Everyman 3, for shorter nap time and then if possible going for Realistic Dymaxion and finally Dymaxion if required