Behind Closed Eyelids

Close your eyes, and gently press on your eyelids for a few seconds. … What did you see? If you are like most people (as most people are), then you were greeted with a visual fireworks display of neon green sparklers and clouds of fuchsia that sashayed across your visual field. Maybe these were intermingled…

Two Paths to SPAMAYL

Today is my third day on a brand new sleep cycle: SPAMAYL. It stands for “sleep polyphasically whenever you want,” and it’s kind of like the Uberman sleep cycle in that it consists of nothing but 20m (20-minute) naps. However, its similarities end here. The Uberman cycle imposes a rigid schedule on the people who…

Polyphasic Update – 02/21/16

I’m starting to feel fed up with the Uberman sleep cycle. (Warning: Technical post ahead.) In case you haven’t been spending hours and hours reading over everything you can find about polyphasic sleep, I’m talking about an alternative sleep routine where the only rest one gets is from six—yes, you heard me right, six—20m naps….

Sleep Paralysis – 02/05/16

Today is the fifth day of my polyphasic sleep experiment. I’m amazed at how much better I’m feeling than I was a few days ago. The first week or so in one’s adjustment to a polyphasic sleep cycle tends to temporarily kill one’s motivation, blur one’s thoughts, and make one feel quite unhealthy as one’s…

Day 1 – 02/01/16

Summary Other than this morning’s oversleep, today went quite well. I felt energetic (after I woke up at 8:50am, that is), and I found that it didn’t feel especially hard to wake up from each nap. Later on, I trained with the rock climbing club from 8pm to 11pm. I found, much to my surprise,…

5 iPhone Apps to Supercharge Your Focus

When is the last time you thought, “I am going to finish this History assignment right now” only to find yourself spending the next 25 minutes adding a list of your favorite movies to your Facebook profile? How many loud-talkers in the library or TV-show-watching family members have managed to derail your train of thoughts…

First PolyFauxPas

Last night, I had an encounter with a zombie. *Cue Twilight Zone music* It wasn’t one of the zombie-sprinters from Dead Trigger. (How on earth do they move so fast?!?) No, it was more like the sort of zombie that, after having its legs blown off, slowly drags itself across the floor like a dog…

Lucid Dream Experiment

I’ve read on a couple of websites that polyphasic sleep cycles basically = instant lucid dreams. But so far, I feel that this is stuff and nonsense. I’ve only had one dream so far, and it was about me sitting in class, not about flying to the moon or transforming into a wolf, which would…

I’m Tired of Sleeping!

6:00am – Crawl out of bed, hit the alarm, and scramble to get ready for day 6:52am – Speed walk / speed drive to societal obligation (school, work, etc.) 6:33pm – Do homework for that social obligation and watch the hours slip by 9:45pm – Lament over just how little time is left for other…