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Is Polyphasic Sleeping Unhealthy For You
Polyphasic Sleep = : sleeping 3 or more times during a 24-hour period, in no specific pattern. It is a circadian rhthym disorder that may result from brain injury or dementia, though some adults choose it.Young adults need 7 1/2- 9 hours consolidated sleep at night. See http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=240&id=2053&np=297. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: There appears to be controversy for and against this. Although this may be helpful for those with "graveyard shifts". It appears that many people who did this went back to biphasic or monophasic sleep eventually. It may or may not fit your lifestyle as well? I think you could safely try it if your schedule permits. Here is a link to look at and try http://www.Wikihow.Com/adopt-a-polyphasic-sleep. ...Read more
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
Unclear: Unfortunately most of the sleep research on this topic is short terms like on the order of months or less. Some people do seem to have genetic predisposition to do well polyphasic wise others not. Just as some do well on 5 hours of sleep and others need 9. It's hard to say with any definitive answer. Feel free to go forth, but be mindful to avoid operative heavy machinery while you try it out. ...Read more
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