Most of us sleep from around 11p.m. to around 7 a.m. give or take a few hours depending on the hustle and bustle of our day to day lives. This traditional sleep schedule has been around for as long as anyone can remember. In today’s world more than ever people are trying to cram more activities into their day to day lives however there is still only 24 hours in a day so something must be cut out if we are going to add more stuff. A growing trend that seems to be catching on is adapting to an untraditional sleeping schedule. There are lots of different theories and reasons why people are going to this extreme sleep schedule. The recurring theme among all people who are trying this new fad is that they simply don’t have enough hours in the day to complete all the tasks they feel need to be completed. To fit more into a day people will change their biological clock from a traditional 24 hour day with an eight-hour sleep schedule to an altered sleeping schedule with shorter sleeping times. By sleeping for a few hours and then taking naps throughout the day people seem to have more time and need less sleep.
One would argue that this is an extreme way to fit in a few more tasks to an already busy day. Also, no research has been provided to say that doing this is safe. However many people online seem to really like it. We have searched the internet to find some of these crazy sleep schedules. Intellibed doesn’t endorse or encourage any of these sleeping schedules as they may be dangerous to your health. However, if any of our readers have tried these or any other weird sleeping schedule we want to hear from you. Why did you start your weird sleeping schedule? How long have you been on this schedule? Are there any side effects to your new found sleeping schedule? Share your thoughts with us on one of the many Intellibed social networks. Thanks for helping us perfect the science of sleep.
The Biphasic Sleep Schedule
The Biphasic sleep is simply sleeping just twice each day. Typically this revolves around the belief that the length of an average sleep cycle is approximately 90 minutes, and involves a 90-minute nap and 3/4.5 hours of core sleep.
The Uberman Sleep Schedule
The Uberman’s sleep schedule revolves around forcing you to rely on six twenty to thirty-minute naps spread throughout the day for your daily dose of sleep. This is similar to the Polyphasic sleep schedule.
The Polyphasic Sleep Schedule
Polyphasic sleep is a sleep pattern specification intended to compress sleep time to 2-5 hours daily. This is achieved by spreading out sleep into short (around 20-45 minute) naps throughout the day.