(Note that there are a few LWers attempting or contemplating polyphasic sleep right now. If you are considering it seriously we'd love your participation in a data collection effort on before and after cognitive performance.)

Polyphasic Sleep
How to have 19-22hrs of fun every day


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The nap tracks are no longer available from Matt's dropbox, but fortunately I saved all except the 15min one and have made them available here:


0Paul Crowley6y https://dl.dropbox.com/u/107056/Minicamp2012/PolyphasicSleep/index.html [https://dl.dropbox.com/u/107056/Minicamp2012/PolyphasicSleep/index.html] This is now a 404. (Came here to re-download the nap tracks, which still work fine :))
0Risto_Saarelma7y Another random fun thing I realized. I addition to being a lot like the first half of the reported archaic human bimodal sleep [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segmented_sleep], an Everyman core sleep is also a lot like the first phase of the night's sleep done in the Wake-Back-To-Bed [http://lucid.wikia.com/wiki/Wake_Back_To_Bed] lucid dream induction technique. Just tried a WBTB with 5 hours of initial sleep, and it led to a lucid dream (slept another 3 hours afterwards). 5 hours is pretty close to the Everyman-2 core sleep. I wonder if, in addition to being potentially nice for lucid dreams, adopting a bimodal schedule for a full night's sleep could be used as a stepping stone to adopting an Everyman sleep schedule, since you're training yourself to sleep no more than 4+ hours at a time.

Group rationality diary, 8/20/12

by cata 7y21st Aug 201268 comments


This is the public group instrumental rationality diary for the week of August 20th. It's a place to record and chat about it if you have done, or are actively doing, things like:

  • Established a useful new habit
  • Obtained new evidence that made you change your mind about some belief
  • Decided to behave in a different way in some set of situations
  • Optimized some part of a common routine or cached behavior
  • Consciously changed your emotions or affect with respect to something
  • Consciously pursued new valuable information about something that could make a big difference in your life
  • Learned something new about your beliefs, behavior, or life that surprised you
  • Tried doing any of the above and failed

Or anything else interesting which you want to share, so that other people can think about it, and perhaps be inspired to take action themselves.  Try to include enough details so that everyone can use each other's experiences to learn about what tends to work out, and what doesn't tend to work out.

Thanks to everyone who contributes!

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