This is a talk I gave to a group of General Practicioners interested in sleep and my polyphasic experiment at six40winks.com
An experiment in polyphasic sleep
or how survive on 3h of sleep
Dr. Alvaro Feito Boirac,
Physicist and polyphasic sleeper GP Training, July 2013
2h polyphasic sleep
'Demonstratio longe optima est
Zeo + Fitbit
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
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