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Can you do polyphasic sleep (aka uberman's cycle) in a two-hour period instead of many 20 minute naps?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep

Sleep is driven by circadian and homeostatic drives.
Identify your daily pattern by maintaining a sleep diary for 2 weeks or so, read about sleep hygiene, you can google sleep diary and sleep hygiene etc sometimes melatonin and light therapy are used if you have delayed sleep phase or advanced sleep phase syndrome polyphasic sleep is recommneded in extreme militaty combat situations, nasa, free ru.

In brief: Sleep

Sleep is driven by circadian and homeostatic drives.
Identify your daily pattern by maintaining a sleep diary for 2 weeks or so, read about sleep hygiene, you can google sleep diary and sleep hygiene etc sometimes melatonin and light therapy are used if you have delayed sleep phase or advanced sleep phase syndrome polyphasic sleep is recommneded in extreme militaty combat situations, nasa, free ru.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: ?

The question is more about what you are trying to achieve.
If you can sleep more, by all means. Longer naps however are complicated by a form of hangover upon awakening, with persistent drowsiness, poor alertness, and performance problems.

In brief: ?

The question is more about what you are trying to achieve.
If you can sleep more, by all means. Longer naps however are complicated by a form of hangover upon awakening, with persistent drowsiness, poor alertness, and performance problems.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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