|I get 5-6 hours of sleep at night, with a 20 to 90 minute nap. (x)|
I've been on it for three weeks (since the day the Buzzfeed experiment came out) and here's what I noticed.
- I'm less tired now with the daily naps, and I waste less time trying to fall asleep at night, staring at the ceiling.
- I'm more productive in the evening, and I have more time to get things done. For example, if I have an essay due tomorrow, I can just stay up later and get less sleep.
- I take naps when I'm tired, around 3:30 pm soon after I get home from school. Usually my naps take forty minutes, on average. I get four to six hours of sleep per night. My sleep schedule isn't as extreme as classic biphasic sleeping, since I get around six to seven hours of sleep per night in total, but it does add at least one to three hours to my day.
- On weekends or vacation breaks from school, I revert to a normal sleep schedule. This is easy to transition into (I sleep in rather than going to bed earlier), but hard to transition out of. It's hard to go from nine hours of sleep to five or six. But usually by the second week I'm back to biphasic sleeping.
- My reflexes are slower. You know how when it's rainy out and you're kinda sleepy and maybe it's a Sunday, you just feel slow and lethargic all day? That's me pretty much all the time. I'd like to think it's just my new demeanor, but most likely it's because of the new sleep schedule.
- I've noticed some weight gain and muscle soreness lasting longer after a workout, but that may be placebo and have different causes.
So will I continue my biphasic sleep pattern? Yes, but I will try to take shorter naps and get more sleep at night. I have not consulted a doctor regarding this sleep pattern.