From and including: Monday, November 7, 2005 To and including: Friday, August 4, 2006 It is 271 days from the start date to the end date, end date included Or 8 months, 29 days including the end date Alternative time units 271 days can be converted to one of these units: * 23,414,400 seconds * 390,240 minutes * 6504 hours * 38 weeks (rounded down)
This is the an overview of the time I've been doing the polyphasic sleep. Looking back from now it looks like a hell of a lot of time, much more than the usual. In these 8 months I've accomplished many things, and I have to thank the PS for many of them. Without it , I would not have been able to do many of the activities I'm involved, I should have left something behind. Let's look at the time I spend awake with the PS and what I would have spend if I did not use the PS schedule.
SLEEP TIME SINGLE DAY POLYPHASIC MONOPHASIC * 1 ~5-6hrs ~8hrs TOTAL POLYPHASIC MONOPHASIC * 271 days ~1600hrs ~2168hrs
Having a total of 6504 hours, that make the time I was awake...
PRODUCTIVE TIME TOTAL POLYPHASIC MONOPHASIC * 6504 hours ~4900hrs ~4300hrs
TIME GAINED (~, transformation into units) * 2160000 seconds * 36000 minutes * 600 hrs * 25 days * 4 weeks
In my personal opinion and experience, these are great days for the polyphasic sleep. I am finally starting to see ACTUAL improvements in life, not only on the personal level, but the beneficial effect of the polyphasic sleep regime reflect also in my academic performances, as a remunerative payment for the my studying.
The beautiful thing is that I did not have to convince myself that the method worked, and quite well I might add, the problem was to find a way to convince the skeptics about it, using objective facts. And here I am, now I have proof.
04:30 - Wake up Total Sleep Time: 5-6 Hrs/day 07:35 - Sleep Variable 08:00 - Wake up 12:35 - Sleep 13:00 - Wake up 18:35 - Sleep 19:00 - Wake up 00:00 - Sleep
It sounds kind of strange to call this an experiment, when it's been such a long time since I started. During these 100+ days it has become more of a habit, a state of mind. I already listed in my previous posts all the beneficial effects of the Polyphasic Sleep, and I noticed that whenever I am not able to stick to the schedule and I fall asleep for more then 5 hours I feel like rotten during the day.
07:30 - Wake up Total Sleep Time: 5-6 Hrs/day 13:00 - Sleep Variable 13:25 - Wake up 18:00 - Sleep 18:25 - Wake up 22:30 - Sleep 22:55 - Wake up 03:00 - Sleep
I became quite inconstant in my naps. I try very hard to stick to the schedule, and I manage to do it for five of them, but usually the 11:00 nap became a nightmare, tonight, Wedsnday 23 - Day 16, I slept five hours during this nap. Mhmmmmmmm...... something is happening. Maybe I became sleepwalker, I developed an algorithm that would allow me to switch off my mobile alarm clock just if I am really awake, but even so I did not manage.
The possible solutions to this mystery are:
- I hear the alarm clock, I wake up, stand up, open the drawer, switch off the clock with the right button, so that it doesn't ring again, put the mobile inside that drawer, go back to sleep without even noticing nor remembering.
- My roommates are having fun.
- I do not set the alarm clock properly (not this time, it was right)
- I do not hear the alarm clock, and it goes on for hours.
Now the only PLAUSIBLE solutions are 0 and 2. Number 1 is possible but I doubt that that's the case. Number 3 is not even in doubt, it would bother everyone, and if someone else heard it, he would have awaken me. Number 2 was not the case this time. Ceterum censeo, the only one that remains is number 0, I guess I'll have to start some kind of mental adjustment, maybe hypnosis ( LOL ^_^ ). Seriously, I have to think of something, I cannot believe that I cannot do it properly, plus I like the benefits too much to stop it in the middle, I am just not thinking the right way.
I woke up and I did not have the slightest idea of where was I and what time was it. I tasted around with my hands to see if I could recognise anything in the darkness. A wall on the right, "It must be Verona, at home I don't have a wall on the right", I thought. I got up and saw my roommate, he was sleeping. "That doesn't help, for all I know it could be midday already."
On Day 09, Wednesday 16, I experimented the effect of alcohol on my body during polyphasic sleep. My homies and I went to cool party in Padova, basically all the young university students gather together in the main square of the city to drink the Spritz (a local drink). As soon as you enter the piazza you expect to find a rock concert, considering the incredible magnitude of people standing in the cold November, but there is nothing like it. There are occasionally some people playing the bongos or inventing an algorithm to play the percussion on every possible surface. I found that the trash bins in Padova seem to be made for that purpose. True, you can achieve almost professional results with just a pair of sticks, even found by chance, and thanks the particular form, you can make lots of different sounds.