When I started sleeping polyphasically 10 days ago, I didn’t think I’d last beyond 4 days. I love to sleep and have a propensity to hit the snooze button a few times per morning wake-up. But now I’ve gotten up by 6am for the past 9 of 10 days, something I’ve probably never done in my life.
The adjustment wasn’t as brutal as I feared, although I’m not completely adjusted yet. The period between waking and my first nap has generally been the worst, but the past two days have been tolerable. I’ve found that waking up in the 5-6am range, with nap 1 at 9:30am-10:30am and nap 2 at 4:30-5:30pm works well for me, as I’m a night owl and have zero trouble feeling great during the evening hours. I just need the naps as pick-me-ups throughout the daytime.
The thing people keep asking me is “what are you going to do with all that extra time?” My answer so far has been “I have no idea.” I’ve also been so tired during the early part of the day until two days ago that it wasn’t exactly useful time. Now, however, I have on answer: I’ll be writing on this blog more. The rest remains to be seen.