polyphasic sleep hypnogram with missed nap

April 11, 2012
by alvaro
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Days 33/34/35 – smart wake trials

Day 33 (April 9th):  (2012/04/09, awake all morning, slight dip at 5pm) health:  Sore throat + sneeze. adaptation: After about 1 month I’m surprised by how well I feel only sleeping 4h30 per day.  However I’m not sure if I’ve … Continue reading






April 10, 2012
by alvaro
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5 reasons for polyphasic sleep?

Why would I pull myself out of bed at 2:30 am? Or even attempt a schedule with 2h30of sleep? There are 5 main reasons that keep me motivated. More time. Completing the 70 items on my todo list. Experiencing new states of mind and lucid dreaming. Challenging the accepted human limits and getting interesting results for my sponsors.






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20120406_core_hypnogram

April 7, 2012
by alvaro
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Days 30/31 – One month of polyphasic sleep

Dear readers, First of all apologies for the long delay in my posts.  I’m working very hard while carrying out this experiment, and I haven’t managed to automate the data processing yet.  This combined with some travelling means I take … Continue reading






picture of me sleeping with zeo and fitbit sensors

April 5, 2012
by alvaro
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Day 28/29 – Zeo Mobile Programming

Warning!  Geek post! If you’re not interested in the tech side of measuring sleep, just scroll to the bottom for todays sleep graphs. It’s been very frustrating to find out that the very tool I bought to track my whole … Continue reading






sleep schedule on everyman-3 with 3 naps

April 3, 2012
by alvaro
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Days 26/27 – Sleep deprivation and good citizenship

Day 26:  It was a difficult morning.  This was most likely due to yesterday’s strange naps (predominantly light sleep) which didn’t feel very re-energizing and left me tired through much of the day. (2012/04/02, (3:21,5, “eyes feel more irritated than … Continue reading






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March 30, 2012
by alvaro
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Days 22/23 – On caving and chronobiology

Day 22: Things seem to be getting easier.  The morning hours are quite productive even if naps don’t always fall into place. (2012/03/29, (3:30, 6, “just woke up”), (3:55, 7.5, “learning Object Oriented Programming“), (5:27, 6), (5:40,7), (6:20,5,”heavy eyes, sleepy”), … Continue reading