For the past 5 years, I’ve been so proud of myself that my body got accustomed to getting enough sleep in 6 hours only. I’ve downloaded many apps to monitor my sleep especially my deep sleep phase and I can say that I am getting a solid 1 hour deep sleep per cycle and it’s more than enough for the brain to function optimally through the day.
I don’t know about you but recently I feel that 18 hours a day isn’t cutting it! I need more time to do the things I have in mind, noting that I am only growing older and don’t have plenty of time to achieve the things I want in life. So I did some research on optimizing my sleep, productivity and lifestyle to the max. That’s when I found about Polyphasic Sleep.
What is Polyphasic Sleep?
Basically it’s getting enough deep sleep for your brain to function optimally through the day with less sleep. How is this possible? Simple! All you have to do is make sure you sleep a maximum of 4.5 hours a day in different times throughout the day.
So I decided to go for it. I am managing to sleep 3.5 hours at night, half an hour after lunch and another half an hour in the evening. At first it was super hard despite the fact that I already sleep for only 6 hours a day. The first week in most of the times that I am awake, my brain literally wanders off to an abyss. It’s also worth mentioning that my productivity level dropped by at least half and communication skills became almost non-existent thanks to the edgy mood I went through.
But that’s only for the first week. In the second week, my body adapted, a sudden massive enhancement was clear to my productivity and I had an unprecedented energy that I haven’t had since I was a teenager – now I am 33!
With polyphasic sleep I am now able to achieve more as I have more hours through the day. I can do sports, play games, read books, or even have more time for myself and baby Ryan. The results are simply wonderful.
I do recommend everyone to try it. Imagine having an extra 3.5 hours per day – that’s a whole day in a week for an average 8 hour sleeper. Simply amazing.
However, polyphasic sleep isn’t for everyone and some people might suffer more going through it. So this is just my take on this. Try it at your own risk and will, that’s just how it went for me.