Polyphasic Sleep III has fallen to the forces of normal life. More specifically, a steadily progressing family health situation demands more of my time during the day, to the point where I pretty much can’t take naps at home during until everyone’s asleep, and I’ve had to trim my time at work so tight that I can’t get even get one nap, let alone one, during the day. The work thing was a problem even before. I felt okay going out to my car for a half hour during lunch but I never quite found a time in the afternoon when I could sneak away. This wasn’t a problem with my first experiment because I had a 40 minute commuter train ride each way where I could sleep. But now that I have a driving commute, I can’t exactly sleep on the way to and fro.
That’s an important consideration for anyone considering polyphasic sleep. For a normal weekday, you pretty much need a nap before, during, and after work, or if you get up and go straight to work, two naps during work. I can’t do the first one because I have to drive, and I can’t do the second because I don’t feel comfortable stepping out twice.
For anyone interested in following my polyphasic sleep experiment (Aaron and others), sorry to disappoint. However, I’ve got a mandatory polyphasic sleep period coming up sometime in the next month when my second daughter is born. My wife is excited for me to go back to polyphasic then so I can take care of nighttime care and feeding. Not exactly what I had in mind, but it’s easier to do when you’re already awake then if you have to wake up for it!
Until next time …zzzzzz…zzzz……zzzzzzzz. (Me hibernating for 7 straight hours)