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Polyphasic sleep

Let's face it, napping is awesome. At the same time sleeping just makes you less productive, why not combine these two concepts.

Polyphasic sleep is basically it involves sleeping in six different 20- or 30-minute shifts in a 24 hour period, thus reducing your total time sleeping to only a few hours a day. The downside is that if you miss one of your naps (which you need to take every four hours or so), you'll crash like the US stock market.

Positive Effects

  • More energy
  • Ability to wake up automatically
  • Change in appetite
  • Extended awake time
  • Ability to remember your dreams
  • Endurance in heavy works
  • Reduced drowsiness

Negative Effects

  • Slow growth development due to lack of monophasic sleep
  • Larger appetite
  • Higher sensitivity to caffeine and high sugar products.
  • Requires a nap every 4-5 hours
  • Malfunctioned body clock

The biggest drawback, of course, is that no one else will be awake with you. But there's enough video games, books and movies to keep you up, isn't there? Frankly if you're the type of person who needs constant interaction to stay entertained, polyphasic sleep is probably not for you. But you're not that guy, are you?