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      Starting with Everyman.

      Well after a lot of time putting this off I decided to start with polyphasic sleep and Everyman is the best option for my schedule. I'm doing a core of 4.5 hours and two naps during the day. Just opened the thread to keep logging in here and to rant a little about how tired I am right now, as I haven't started yet, I'm going to be sleep deprived for 24 hours then start the new schedule.

      The 4.5 hour block will be from 03:30 to 08:00 and the naps around 16:00 and 21:00 aprox. Either way I haven't done this before so I don't know if I will succeed or what time for napping will be better for me, need to try and experiment. Hope this new routine works for me.
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      Good luck! Hopefully you don't feel like a zombie for too long
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      Let me know how this routine works out. It isn't really "the everyman", but it is an alternative style of sleeping, so interesting to me.

      4.5 hours is closer to siesta style. Siesta style is 4.5 hours and one 90 minute nap.

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      Yeah well since my schedule is pretty tight I couldn't use the typical everyman which is 3.5 core and three naps so I found this other which suits better. I already broke the sleep privation stage and took a first nap that felt amazing, really, I thought I was going to die . Now I had to take the second one but I don't feel sleepy at all, my body feels tired but I don't feel like sleeping.
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      The problem with polyphasic sleep cycles is that you need to be able to sleep whenever you feel like it. It makes it difficult. Make sure to drink enough water, because that can make you feel tired, and you don't need any distractions. I used to sleep about 4.5 hours a night with no naps :3 it was pretty bad. I talked and moved at the same speed as humans do.t

      Oh! And I really hope you kick this thing in the butt. We need a polyphasic sleeper on DV.

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      I'm quite worried about the health effects of such sleep schedules. You can try doing simple cognitive tests before and after implementing the schedule and see if there are any differences. If your scores are worse - it means it's not healthy. Lack of sleep or interrupted sleep has the potential to kill brain cells and decreases your immunity to say the least.
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      Quote Originally Posted by NyxCC View Post
      I'm quite worried about the health effects of such sleep schedules. You can try doing simple cognitive tests before and after implementing the schedule and see if there are any differences. If your scores are worse - it means it's not healthy. Lack of sleep or interrupted sleep has the potential to kill brain cells and decreases your immunity to say the least.
      If what I've read is right there's no problem with these schedules, also everyman is not the worst of polyphasic schedules, Uberman and Dymaxion are far worse, the last one consists in just four naps. I'll see how it works after a week or so if I can go on.
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      Actually, some polyphasic sleep schedules are healthier than normal monophasic sleep. Those would be DC and segmented and siesta, but it's not like everyman is unhealthy. Some people report being less tired/sleepy after adapting to even more sleep reducing schedules.

      Quote Originally Posted by Astaroth View Post
      If what I've read is right there's no problem with these schedules, also everyman is not the worst of polyphasic schedules, Uberman and Dymaxion are far worse, the last one consists in just four naps. I'll see how it works after a week or so if I can go on.
      Hopefully you can last the first 3 or 4 days, that's when you really feel like a zombie. After that you still need about a month to adapt but it should be a lot easier.
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      Actually if I get to make it work and feel fine it would be awesome as I've never had a proper sleep schedule and that affected my mood during this years because of school and stuff, so it would be great to stay awake at late hours and be ready and refreshed for university. If I see this doesn't work I may try another one.
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      Good luck Astaroth! Stay safe and hydrated as stated above . I attempted Everyman in the past but failed since I couldn't adjust to my naps. This was also while at college so having school made it hard to adjust as well. Oversleeping and comfortable places (couches, beds, armchairs ect) are your nemesis. Also I noticed that I had a craving for dairy, specifically milk and cheese, more than usual. That could relate to a lack of diet somewhere due to staying awake more, but I've not looked it up. Definitely keep us posted!

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      You've chosen the way to go, Astaroth; I hope you can get it to work for you.

      I practice a form of Everyman for two months of the year, and it has worked well for me. The only trouble with it is scheduling: Since we modern humans have built an entire reality around a single night's sleep followed by a single long day of waking activity, and that schedule has permeated so much of our day-to-day life, varying it can be difficult. Funny thing, though, in our primitive -- caveman -- days, we probably all practiced polyphasic sleep, because just two hours of sleep is much safer than eight... you might be attempting to do something we're all supposed to be doing!

      I hope you can work with the schedule, and that you share your (inevitable?) success!
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      Well there're some news. I made it to the second day without being that tired, it's more the mental exhaustion and random thoughts that the physical burden. I felt asleep for like two minutes standing against the fall .
      A thing that makes me curious is that I'm getting some trippy visual effects, the sky was formed with little white and blue dots, randomly vibrating and moving when I stared at it for a while, when I went to take a nap and closed my eyes I got fast hypnagogic imagery...

      I hate to say this so fast but I'm going to change the schedule to another one. I'm going to do a segmented sleep during the night that will consist of two cores of 3.5h and 2.5h respectively, with a 3h wake time in between. I'm going to meditate and read in that time, and hopefully will help with my lucid dreams. I've read about people doing this then turning to another less-hour schedule like Everyman without that much tiredness.
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