As I go through the growing pains of transitioning into Everyman sleep cycle, I find myself constantly asking, ” is it worth it?” So I decided to do research and compile of list of benefits in order to keep motivated during the painful adaptation stage. Here are a few benefits experienced by bloggers in the past who have tried Everyman:

Benefits:
More vivid dreams
More time to do whatever
More alone time
Ability to work with less disruption
Time seems longer
Avoiding back/neck, etc cause by sleeping the wrong way
euphoria
better quality of sleep
Improved dream recall
More energy during the day
Benefits/side effects I have noticed so far in my transition:
I now have an easy time falling asleep. Though my change from light sleeper is also making it easy to doze off unintentionally.
Time seems much longer, I can sleep for ten mins and it feels like an hour.
Feeling more productive and energetic during certain awake period . But this so far is countered by the period of horrible exhaustion and zombieness
* hopefully I will make it past the adaptation period and then the pros with outweight any cons.

Benefits of Everyman Sleep Cycle

Sleep is for the Weak

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For the last few weeks I have toying with polyphasic sleep. Specifically the Uberman and Everyman cycle.

Uberman :It is basically a cycle where a person takes six thirty minute naps each day instead doing eight hours in one set.

Everyman: involves one core sleep of 1.5- 3 hours and three naps.

I experimented when both Uberman sleep and Everyman but have now decided to commit to Everyman( with three hour core) for the reminder of my winter break and longer if I can pull it off.

The benefit is of course having more waking time. However, I am more interested side effects such as more lucid dreams and the ability to fall asleep quickly. Polyphasic sleep works because it trains the brain to go into Rem sleep faster. Since I have always had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep I’m hoping this experiment will help me gain some control over my patterns. Time will tell if the experiment will be successful, useful or a waste of time. I am still skeptic about whatever changing one’s sleep cycle so dramatically is possible or healthy but it is worth a try.

To be continued…

More information on Polyphasic sleep: 

http://www.highexistence.com/alternate-sleep-cycles/

http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/10/polyphasic-sleep/