Polyphasic sleep experiment

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July 02, 2013

Polyphasic sleep experiment

This is a talk I gave to a group of General Practicioners interested in sleep and my polyphasic experiment at six40winks.com

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July 02, 2013
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  1. An experiment in polyphasic sleep or how survive on 3h

    of sleep Dr. Alvaro Feito Boirac, Physicist and polyphasic sleeper GP Training, July 2013
  2. 2004 Hirudo medicinalis

  3. 1990s Vivid dreams!

  4. 2005 Neurophysio- pathology of sleep

  5. 2012

  6. 3h

  7. 2h polyphasic sleep

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  9. 'Demonstratio longe optima est experientia.' Francis Bacon

  10. Polysomnography • EEG • EOG (oculogram) • EMG (chin myogram)

    • Breathing • Temperature • Erection (=REM) • Growth Hormone • Cortisol 7am • Melatonine • Serotonine • Noradrenaline
  11. Zeo + Fitbit + Blog

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  18. Results? • Everyman (~4h) adaptation in 4 weeks [good fitness,

    mood, productivity] [but requires: extreme motivation, :( social life, support from friend / partner] • Uberman (2-3h) adaptation unsuccessful [not enough focus, determination? Or impossible?] [even harder motivation, effort, etc] • Learned to nap, self control, time, data yet to mine [sport → Deep, deprivation → less light, alcohol → broken sleep, decaf → effect]
  19. Other discoveries ... • Can you die if you don't

    sleep? • What is the “second sleep” (2x3.5)? • Mental health issues? • Do you still sleep at night without night?
  20. Questions? six40winks.com

  21. Bibliography • http://www.ane.pl/pdf/4703.pdf • http://six40winks.com/ • http://dustincurtis.com/sleep.html • http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/category/slee p/