The ultimate guide to polyphasic sleep


A.K.A the DaVinci Sleep. However, he was not the only one who applied this sleeping technique to his everyday routine. Lord Byron, Thomas Edison, Napoleon and Nikola Tesla are some recurring names when you talk about polyphasic sleep. But, what exactly is this method?

Cutting to short terms, polyphasic sleep is when you divide your sleeping pattern into several parts, making him have many phases (polyphasic). Is known to scientist and sleep researches that the most creative and productive moment of our day is the moment after we wake up, so segmenting how many time you sleep during the day and how many hours you put into it is the key to mastering this technique.

But, why would you do it? Time is limited, so if you are a productivity freak like me, optimizing your daily schedule is essential. The most important part of applying the Polyphasic sleep on a daily basis is the ability to stay awake and productive despite sleeping less than usual. Below we’re going to give some examples of sleeping schedules you can try to apply in your life.

According to Brightside, these are the most common/effective variations of polyphasic sleep

  • Sleep for 30 minutes every 6 hours (the dymaxion method);
  • Sleep for 20 minutes every 4 hours (the uberman method);
  • Sleep at night for 1.5 – 3 hours and then three times during the day for 20 minutes (the everyman method);
  • Sleep at night for 2 hours and the once in the middle of the afternoon for 20 minutes (the Tesla method);
  •  Sleep at night for 5 hours and then for 1.5 hours in one go in the middle of the afternoon (the siesta method).

In the course of history, we’ve had physicists, mathematicians, engineers, dictators and inventors using this technique, all of them maximizing their free time to create and destroy. How about optimizing your utility and trying this technique for a change? Enjoy our productivity platform, the Hero Panel, along with polyphasic sleep and you’ll end up dominating the world (maybe) Try it out and share your experience in the comments below.

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