23/9/2012 Philip Silphos’ Uberman Adaptation Log Book – Intro:
Hey Y’all! My name is Philip and today I am going to start my adaptation to Uberman, the most difficult type of Polyphasic Sleeping to adapt to. Let me start with a brief introduction to what Polyphasic Sleeping is.
Polyphasic Sleeping, as opposed to “normal ” (Monophasic) Sleeping, consists of taking multiple naps over the course of a day, most of which are less than 30 minutes in length, instead of the large 8-12 hour chunk you would normally sleep in. The thought behind this is that if you break up the amount of time you spend sleeping in a single, giant chunk and make it into smaller parts, your brain will slowly adapt to this reduced sleeping time and will eventually fall into the main part of sleep, REM Sleep, more quickly; Since you would, if you were on the Uberman schedule, be taking 6×20 minute naps, that equals 2 hours of REM Sleep which is the same amount you’d get on a Monophasic Sleeping schedule. There are various types of Polyphasic Sleeping such as the Everyman, Uberman, SPAMYL, etc. each of which has different pros and cons. If you’d like to learn more, here is the site that I have used and it has much more information about each of the types of Polyphasic Sleeping (and also an online forum!): http://www.polyphasicsociety.com/polyphasic-sleep/adaptation/tips-and-methods/.
I will be trying the non-naptation version of Uberman, which means I’m pretty much just jumping straight into it, so, hello zombieland 😆 ! The times at which I will take my naps are going to be 2, 6, and 10, am and pm. I will be posting my results from every nap, including answers to my own wake up checklist, when I am able so please bear with me. If you have anything that you think I should add to my checklist or want to ask me a question, don’t hesitate to pm me.
Thank you for reading and wish me luck!