Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Polyphasic Christmas

(12:22:49 AM) Me: the legend goes that the present goblin tears a hole into our dimension to deliver gifts on the eve of christmas
(12:23:02 AM) Friend: lol whut
(12:23:07 AM) Friend: this is the best
(12:23:17 AM) Me: and if you dont open them that night manifestations of the gifts will fade out of our reality forever.

This is how my christmas went.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Polyphasing still rocking and rolling

So we had a lan party that was going on constantly for the 72 hours of friday to sunday. It was pretty impressive how I saw people rise and fall in shifts. There was so much DoTA it was glorious. Not really know what to say other than still going strong, I'm not dead, I havent effed up enough to stop. Everything is good woot. If you wanna friend me on BNET I am stickofbutter or cabugi

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Juggling sleep

So over the past couple days i've gotten pretty good at shifting naps around to fit events better. That is untill yesterday. I shifted my 8 o clock nap to 9:30 and I couldnt sleep. The 12 o clock nap I didnt get any sleep and so on untill 4 am. Then BAM time flashes forward to 8:30 instantly, I'm half an hour late for work when I wake up and I immediatly freak the hell out. So no more juggling naps for me till I am further into the schedule. I eventually want to be able to switch the entire schedule to an hour earlier or later just incase I need to to fit a new work schedule. Other than occasional oversleeping I'm doing pretty well. I've almost weaned myself off the extra nightly naps.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Getting in the swing of things.

I've had some issues napping the past few days but it seems most of my fears have been alleviated today when I started to have consistently time dilation naps and dreams during them. Every time I woke up I noticed I was disoriented and could not read my phone correctly for a couple minutes. The letters seemed to be mixed up and it was as if the phone was spelling phonetically rather than the standard english style. I was feeling normal psychologically till today. Now I'm starting to remember what it was like when I was polyphasic full force. I've started getting disoriented and tired 30 minutes prior to a nap which is a good sign. My biological rhythms are changing to reflect the schedule I've forced upon it.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Post Thanksgiving Friendship Bash

So I've been playing halo till about 6 am for the last 2 days with a friend visiting from florida. Its pretty cool to hang out with more than just one person at crazy o clock in the morning. I'm surprised actually how active my friend group is between the hours of 2-6 am. But this is not going to last due to the fact that its vacation for them and they are about to head back to school leaving me and graham alone in the void of non sleep.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Adaption Madness

So for the past 2 days because of turkey day I've been unable to post on this blog. Day 3 went off without a hitch which really surpised me due to the fact that was supposed to be the hell day. I had issues sleeping at naps that day which kind of disturbed me and probably should have prepared me for day 4.

Day 4 was a clusterfuck, the morning was terrible during turkey day but it ramped back up into normalcy. The zombie mode time starting to become more relavant as I go into this thing. I do feel like my adaption period is going better than last time because I am prepared and know whats going on. I'm using so many tactics I learned from last time which I am going to list here if you are attempting this as well.

1. Oversleeping is not bad, you will do it. Essentially your body is still in the circadian rhythm and it is extremely hard to break out of that. Oversleeping does not nessecarilly hurt your chances of becoming polyphasic. What is happening is that your body is fighting sleep deprivation. If you just keep taking the naps every 4 hours you will eventually adapt. You will begin getting tired at each of the 6 intervals during the day and you will slide into the sleep pattern.

2. Increasing frequency of naps when tired or at night. Yet again sleep deprivation is the killer of polyphasic sleep. It feels awful to go through it without helping yourself out. Try to take extra naps at the mid point between the killer nap intervals like at night.

3. Purposefully doing a oversleep during the zombie mode period. This will allow you to essentially skip that horrible mind torturing event. I am not sure if you can skip it every time and still adapt but I've only used this tactic once this adaption period and I feel fine. Just make sure to keep rolling with the naps during the day and you should feel fine.

Not dead, feelin pretty fine, still rollin. Oh yeah!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Day 2

Initially around 8-11 am I was fairly tired and had some serious issues concentrating but after my 12 noon nap I started feeling alot better. Later on in the day I did not have any issues staying awake or with sleep deprivation. As of right now I feel almost completely normal. My last two naps have been accompanied by the time dilation effect that I had in my previous attempt. Strangely enough I almost feel as if nothing is adversely effecting my health. I did physical tests and actually improved since before I started a day ago. We'll see how it goes in the next few days when the more killer days come at me. My state of mind is either at 100% or very close to it I do not feel much different from when I was not on polyphasic sleep. This concerns me somewhat, maybe the experiment before permenantly changed my sleep rhythm.

The difference between this time and last time is the hunger is much more prominent. I feel like I'm starving at different times during the day and I try to sate it by drinking some water. Maybe this is the grape juice craving? I don't know I never particularly craved grapes last time. I feel somewhat like this is almost natural.

4:00 AM

So I played some deadspace before going to sleep for the 4 am nap. Turns out the game is really scarry. I was wandering through dimly lit passageways filled with rubble and litter with nothing but a space suit and a gun. Its a really atmospheric game and honestly I dont think I can play it when I am the only one here. Thank god my friend is here too or else I would have hid under the blankets and passed out. While meandering through the space hulk the cat jumped on my leg and I proceeded to flip the eff out. Belive me that I jumped the same way when the aliens attacked me as when the cat appeared on my lap.

I notice the effects of sleep on my friend alot more than on me. His blinking rate and length of time his eyes are shut during a bink has increased. This is interesting being able to see someone else go through this at the same time as myself. I belive that I am probably going to adapt faster considering I have not aquired these behaviors as well.

Monday, November 24, 2008


First nap was ok, I kinda slept not really sure. My friend's alarms did not wake him up so he overslept a few minutes till I woke him up. I'm a little worried about him considering he overslept on the first nap.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Return to Polyphasic

I will be re entering a polyphasic sleep lifestyle after being off of it for over a year. This time I will be keeping track of various things to see how polyphasic sleep is effecting my body and mind. I am interested in how the return to polyphasic will effect me due to the fact that I have done this already. Perhaps the adaption period will go alot smoother and less painfully than it was last time.
The only long lasting effects that I have noticed from polyphasic sleep have been the ability to take naps. I used to not be able to do this but now I can ever since I started.

Alright I am going to be going on a schedule of 4 8 12 round the clock and I start tuesday. Yet again it will be the uberman schedule with 25 minute naps. This time a friend is coming along with me for the journey. We'll see if we last through the adaption period. I really hope he makes it because that will cut down on the boredom and social issues alot.

What I am planning to do in order to keep me entertained is:

1. Learn how to use the OCZ NIA to control videogames with my mind.
2. Learn a second language (probably greek)
3. Work on short animated film for film festivals next year.
4. Excersize, books, movies

I'll keep the blog up to date on my status of things so its not just polyphasic but how I progress through these other challenges to maybe make it more interesting.

I am extremely excited for tuesday. I need to get a new portable alarm clock, my old one is broken.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

lack of posts

I stopped my experiments at the 9 weeks point. Its been a couple weeks since then so I thought the madness was over. Boy was I wrong. Apparently I'm still semi polyphasic but my sleep schedule is now 2/6/10 oh lawd I need to escape this!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

week 8

So, I don't know if this is going to be the last week of this experiment or not. It was succesfull and I have no real reason to stop. I don't know the correct way to stop because now I have issues perceiving my life back as a monophasic sleeper. Now that I've wandered into fairly uncharted waters I really don't know the true reprocussions of this are. I think if I continue this too much further I will either learn more about the human mind and dreams than I would ever have before, or I will just decent into madness.

I honestly feel like an explorer wandering off the map. Reality in general feels very different, no one mentioned the crazy psychological effects of entering a dream world 6 times a day. Sometimes it feels like I'm in a high and am in complete control of my senses. Other times like when I have a hyper real dream it shatters my very idea of what reality is. In all honesty, due to the events that happened to me before my polyphasic sleep I cannot tell you what the truth of the world I live in is. Its strange and filled with so many patterns and it feels like the world is telling a story and I'm just along for a ride. Much like a dream. The more I travel down this path the more introspective my views on the world become. I have never been so aware of my own thoughts and how much of my life is spent in the mind rather than the real world. So my huge philosophical question is, "Have I ever in my life been awake?"

Monday, January 21, 2008

Week 6 and MADNESS!

So even though I haven't posted I have been meaning to for quite some time. I guess I'm just lazy. Anyways last wednesday or something like that I had a dream at 11:00 am.

It was about teapots. It was sepia toned. Then I woke up.

When I had awoken I was somewhat paralyzed, I could move but at great effort and very slowly. I had been sleeping in my car like I do when I am at work. But I noticed I was in a different position than when I went to sleep. Also I had apparently put my seatbelt on in my sleep. So I was a little worried if I did anything like sleep driving. I started to panic considering I wasnt able to move. I thought the paralysis would just wear off after a few seconds. It had lasted literally minutes. Strangely enough my phone was in my hand which made me realize something horrible. I probably shut off the alarm in my phone in my sleep and I had overslept. Oversleeping at home is one thing but at work its a whole nother story. So I try to dial my work to get help. But my fingers dont seem to want to move much so I get the phone open and thats about it. I did try to dial but I could not remember where my work's phone number was in my address book without being able to see it. I had to navigate the keypad by touch. At this point I notice I'm breathing funny. I am breathing as if I am still asleep. So I start to wonder if my body is still "shut off" but my mind had woken up. I slowly make my preparations to escape into the world. I take off my seatbelt and open the door. Gracefully like a swan I fall out and land on the concrete. I am cold, I am paralyzed and I am hurting. I really don't like what is happening right now. About a minute passes and then I hear a ring. I hear my phone.

I wake up.

I look around for a second. In shock I realize that that was just a dream. However it was hyper-real it was a perfect simulation like the lucid dream. I check the clock to make sure I did not over sleep. Turns out all that madness happened in under 10 minutes. I was halfway done with my nap. Wow... I made a descision to return to napping regardless of the frightening experience I just had. I go back to sleep. This time I wake up again. I walk into work confused and dazed by my experience. I'm checking things out making sure everything is right just incase I am sleeping still. Hyper-real dreams bring into question whether I am awake or not. In complete honesty. I cannot without the shadow of a doubt tell you if I am in another dream or if this is real experience. It's not like a dream it's more like the holodeck.

Week 6 of polyphasic sleep has rolled around.

My alcohol tolerance is gone. Completely. I get buzzed off half a drink, drunk off one and a half. Brought to justice on 2, beligerant on 2 and a half and time traveller on 3.

About a week ago I found out my tolerance was 3 shots to the floor. This week I decided to make sure it was 3 shots out. So... I drank 3 shots. I was down. I missed waking up. I had a magical journey. So.. as long as I continue this experiment I am not going to drink that much. Honestly I'm still recovering from it's fucking with my schedule a couple days ago. I went to sleep at like 11:00 then I kinda stared at the corner of my room and it was 5 am. I have no idea what happened tonight. no clue at all. All I know is that I'm going to take it easy this week to re align my chi or whatever it is.

At this point it feels like I am between both monophasic and polyphasic sleep schedules psychologically. From where I am both schedules seem weird to me. I can't explain it, they both just seem really weird to me.

My friends have started a betting pool as to whether I am going to go crazy or not.

That is all.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

drinking more

house flooded.

drinking more

house flooded.

5 weeks and smooth sailing.

I've been doing great for about 2 weeks now. Only one big slip up which was last night where I had a alarm clock malfunction. So that sucks but I'm still yawning at naptimes. Still having dreams and still having deep sleeps. At this point I belive that I am the only one out of anyone I know with a regular sleep schedule. Everyone else either stays up late and kills themselves or they have some form of narcolepsy where they just pass out at random times. I still say good morning and good night at the beginning and end of every block of time. I am completely in love with the fact that I have a social life that ends at around 3 in the morning.

A strange effect that I am noticing more and more is that I say I went to bed at a specific time. Basically that time is when nothing interesting happened after that. Like everyone was asleep. I'm breaking up days by the times others pass out now. Its really strange. Anyways I have to nap right now. brb 25

Monday, January 7, 2008


So I think I'm going to take a break from intense 3D modelling for a little while and just play some games. I'ma bust into universe at war tomorrow night. I will plow through it so hard it wish I never played it so hard. The early morning tiredness is beginning to be a thing of the past. I have issues falling asleep when people around me are yelling which can be a problem. Especially in the apartment I moved in to. I have no idea why these people are awake till 3 AM. I'm pretty sure they might be insane. Not that I am complaining, I love the company but I am afraid the downstairs neighbors are going to freak out at us.

All in all good game sir.

Saturday, January 5, 2008


So I dont always have dreams but for the last two weeks I've been having the time dialation naps which is fucking epic.


So I'm almost fully recovered. I honestly thought I would not get better till I stopped polyphasing. Luckilly for me I did. A contributing factor may be that I changed my schedule a little to give myself more sleep. I added a core sleep between 3-7 that I just conked out for 4 hours. I did this for about 3-4 nights and my disease has almost vanished. The last two nights I've gone all the way. I dont feel like I will have to re adapt much, couple days at most. I havent been posting because I've been dealing with moving in and friends who want to play d&d. Yeah thats right I'm a mega nerd. anyways naptime in 9 minutes