Saturday, March 10, 2007

Biphasic Sleeping - Intro

- I'm gonna start biphasic sleeping.
- What is it?
- Well, basically, you divide your sleeping time into 2 periods during the day: one nap, usually 90 minutes long, and a ''core sleep'' that's 3, 4.5, 6 or 7.5 hours long. I'm gonna start with a total of 7.5 hours of sleep per day, and gradually decrease until I reach 4.5.
- Rrrright. Are they planning to send you to a psychiatric hospital, or are they just gonna kill you to stop the suffering?

Usually, I got this when I exposed my project. People were looking at me like as if I just became masochist (except for my mom, who surprisingly enough approved it). But who can blame them? Biphasic sleep sounds really great, (even though very few people have heard of it) I'll explain why later.
The first time I heard about it was just yesterday, in highschool. Someone told me that Romain, a guy in my class, slept 4.5 hours per day. Curious, and sceptical too (the dude always has good grades, and doesn't look like some kind of no-life ^^), I went and ask him about his sleep, and he told me about biphasic sleep. Supposedly, you sleep less, you're not tired, gain a lot of time, and even become more productive. ''wtf'' was my first thought. I typed ''biphasic sleep'' on Google, and here I am, going to take a nap in about 5 minutes, and start my ''6-hours-sleeping-per-day''. It's the first time I'm doing anything like this, and I'll try and explain what it is before I continue.


Romain said...

God your lucky your mom is ok with it. Mine won't f***ing leave me alone. I'm gonna try to write a peper-type thing exposing everything i can find about biphasic sleep and make her and anyone else skeptical (sometimes my dad and some friends) read it.

Cactus said...

Good idea. Scientific proof can be very efficient sometimes (you can find some on wiki or on Glen Rhode's site). In addition to all the blogs talkin bout biphasic sleep :)