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Do you ever hallucinate during polyphasic sleep?

Do you ever hallucinate during polyphasic sleep?

Sleep: While going to sleep hallucinations can occur and are called hypnagogic hallucinations. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Haven't slept > 6.5h for 3 wks and during class I started hallucinating. gone thru mths with same sleeping pattern before, why am I experiencing now?

Haven't slept > 6.5h for 3 wks and during class I started hallucinating. gone thru mths with same sleeping pattern before, why am I experiencing now?

Good question: What you describe can have physical, emotional, and/or environmental causes. Go to your primary care and rule out physical causes. Based on what s/he finds, you can be treated or referred for treatment. Lack of sleep makes everything worse. Do not suffer any longer, get help. ...Read more

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Can you attain deep sleep in four hours during polyphasic sleeping?

Can you attain deep sleep in four hours during polyphasic sleeping?

Yes: If you are talking about rem sleep, you can reach it on average in 90 minutes or less. You can have more deep sleep if you sleep 7hrs straight. ...Read more

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Will I dream during polyphasic sleeping?

Will I dream during polyphasic sleeping?

Sleep: People usually dream when sleeping. Not sure why the polyphasic disclaimer. ...Read more

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I have problems falling asleep and then during the day I am excessively tired and when taking naps i hallucinate and experience paralysis right away?

I have problems falling asleep and then during the day I am excessively tired and when taking naps i hallucinate and experience paralysis right away?

I agree with your: Discussing your symptoms with your primary care physician. If you have delayed-onset sleep, hypnogogia (hallucinations or peculiar sensory experiences during transition to sleep) & daytime drowsiness, you'll probably be sent for a sleep study to determine diagnosis & the best methods of treatment. It's important to do, both for your safety while driving & to improve your quality of life. ...Read more

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Is 'polyphasic sleep' a good idea?

Is 'polyphasic sleep' a good idea?

No Real Benefit: Polyphasic sleep is thought to help improve the quality of sleep and reduce the total overall hours of sleep needed. It has not really been shown to be more effective or beneficial for patients. If you're having sleep problems, you should see a specialist for a proper evaluation and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Could a high school freshman attempt polyphasic sleep?

Could a high school freshman attempt polyphasic sleep?

Sleep at night: High school freshman require adequate sleep time. In addition, the timing of sleep (that is, sleeping at night and not during the day) matter. See http://www.sleepeducation.org/ ...Read more

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Would i be able to exercise/workout when i'm in the uberman/polyphasic sleep schedule?

Why not exercise: If you're really trying this you'd just need to pick a wake cycle and exercise. You'd probably want to be consistant in your time. ...Read more

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I am thinking of a polyphasic sleep schedule. What are the pros and cons I should be aware of?

I am thinking of a  polyphasic sleep schedule. What are the pros and cons I should be aware of?

Not an easy choice: If you go forth, you'll have to listen to your body as not everyone does well with a polyphasic schedule. Some pro's are more "awake" time and possibly increased sleep efficiency. Some risks are possible increased fatigue, decreased sleep efficiency(I know both a pro and con), and suboptimal memory consolidation. ...Read more

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What is polyphasic sleep?

Interval : Sleeping. Instead of accumulating all of your sleep in a single session, it involves taking shorter sleep intervals throughout the day. ...Read more

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