When I originally decided to do polyphasic sleep, it was because there were too many things I wanted to do and not enough time to do them. Polyphasic sleep was something I could add to my life that would accommodate everything and make room for more. But I ran into something else that conflicted with it and can\’t coexist. No, smart aleck, it\’s not being tired, because that wasn\’t the problem everyone made it out to be. No, I have to give up polyphasic sleep because I\’ve started exercising. I started swimming a couple days ago on Saturday, and again this morning. For the record, I\’m not in good shape, I\’m very overweight, and not an athlete by any means, so this was a big physical challenge for me. I had good workouts both days but recovery took too much out of me to stay awake, even on the best nap schedule.
It was a hard decision, but I decided that my health is more important than my hobbies. I\’m going to continue swimming and doing other exercises, and hopefully when I\’m in better shape (not perfect, but able to workout without being put out of commission for an entire day), I can go back to polyphasic sleep. My goal to restart is about three months from now, after we\’ve moved into our new house. That\’s going to be a big enough disruption to my routine that I wouldn\’t want to deal with while trying to adjust to polyphasic sleep. Of all the advantages Steve Pavlina had over me, this is one I can actually do something about, much easier than changing jobs or working for myself. So for now, polyphasic sleep is on hiatus while I work on improving my conditioning.