Biphasic Sleep Keeps Me Like a Well Oiled Gear, Always Up and Running

biphasic sleep story

First: Read part 1 of this biphasic sleep experiment, then come back to this update.

Biphasic sleep baby! Yes sir… it’s been about a week since I’ve begun. And I have to say, so far so good. I’m impressed, I tell ya! Before last week, I was going to bed around 3am and waking anytime between 11am-12.30pm. Sure, I had energy throughout the day, but it wasn’t crisp and sustaining. It was undulating and, at best, “normal.”

Now I go to bed around 2am each night and wake at 8am, dare I say, “strictly.” Work for several hours—reading books, making websites, giving presentation…100% creative work in my room, alone. No boss other than myself. Those 6 hours of sleep are great. Then around 2.30pm I take a 1.5 hour nap ‘til 4pm. Then I have the the rest of the day to work.

So a little math is in order: I sleep for approximately 6 hours each night. Then work for 6.5 hours. Take my perfect biphasic nap —which includes all the critical phases of sleep for restoration (Phase 2), motor skill enhancements (SWS), and the one that I’m really going for, REM, (the creativity enhancing deep sleep you’re in during dreams—for 1.5 hours. Then I wake and work / party / relax for 10 fucking hours, man!

What’s so magical about this biphasic sleep is that, as you can see from the math, that I have 16.5 hours of TRUE waking time—with REAL energy, alertness, and creative juices pumping constantly.

Incomparable to what I was doing before…getting those 8-10+ hours of solid sleep (which was way too much, btw), and having a mediocre energy level that was wavering and inconsistent throughout the day.

Granted, I’m an entrepreneur and naturally have a lot of energy—through my meditation work and desire to succeed with my passions—but when I take stock to how I feel now on this biphasic sleep cycle, I’m dumbfounded at the striking difference. Simply put: I have almost doubled my output—or projected output—of my waking (work) hours… to do whatever my heart desires.

I find myself reading more books. Reading faster. Creating more websites. Having a desire to study more about the projects I’m working on. I feel more prepared to “go the extra yard” with everything I’m doing.

Negatives of Biphasic Sleep

Let me not be remiss and skip any “negatives” of biphasic sleep that I’ve encountered. Well, there was one day during this transitional week, that I felt pretty horrible. In fact, I thought that I was high…as if I smoked a joint of some dope weed! I was dizzy and my vision was slightly impaired for, more or less, the entire day.

At first I thought that my blood sugar was low…since, believe it or not… I can go almost the entire day without eating… I have this theory that people don’t need much food. But then after eating some bread from the panadería across the street from me here in Buenos Aires… I still felt super dizzy.

So my next theory was that since my body wasn’t used to napping—which results in a steep decrease in oxygen while sleeping, since your body is resting—I felt dizzy due to less oxygen in my body…Not sure if that makes medical sense, but it’s just a theory.

Theories aside, my body was adjusting to the biphasic sleep. All in all, it took about a full week to adjust and now I feel well into this cycle. I feel good.

Bihphasic Sleep is Like a Well Oiled Gear

This “gear,” or your daily actions, are oiled to run smoothly with biphasic sleep. It’s amazing how I truly do fall asleep each time I take my daily nap. Even though I don’t feel drop-dead tired, within about 30 minutes I’m out! I can literally feel my mind shutting off my body as I lay down..(hint..hint..Astral Travelers out there) as if it’s saying “okay Dave…time to downshift…good man… you’re taking a nap and you’ll be rewarded.” Then when I arise, I’m rewarded with not feeling groggy or tired…I just get up, pull up my blinds, and get back to work. It’s like an entirely new day. Ten more hours of sharp cognition. The gears just keeps on spinning smoothly. Then when it’s time for sleep around 2am, I downshift once again and I’m back to sleep. And after only 6 – 7 hours of sleep, I’m back like a new man!

Boy… am I happy that I read this book about biphasic sleep. I think that it’s going—no, it is already!—to change my life. Ah, and I’d also like to report that, today at least, I feel a surge of well-being. I can’t unequivocally say that it’s from the bihpasic sleep, but I think that’d be a fair bet! :)

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I've been thinking about life, existence, and truth for as long as I could remember. When I was about 7 I remember getting a headache trying to figure out who created God...and if someone created him, then who create him? I love investigating and testing, taking nothing for truth that outside my direct experience. At the age of 12, I started my own candy selling business; it grew so large that the principal ended up closing me down (but that was just the beginning...) Through my videos and articles, I share my journey with the world.

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2 Responses to Biphasic Sleep Keeps Me Like a Well Oiled Gear, Always Up and Running

  1. Pngwn August 3, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    The dizziness that you feel is most likely due to the laying down, not the sleeping itself. When people faint, it is due to the brain not getting enough blood. Falling corrects the action by making the head level with the heart.

    So…. when your head is level with your heart for an hour and a half (laying down), and then it becomes elevated (when you get up), you feel dizzy. The reason being, that your head had become accustomed to a certain amount of blood, and it loses some as you stand up. This doesn’t happen in the morning simply because your brain is too busy with other waking up functions to notice.

    I have low blood, so it happens pretty much every time I go from laying down to standing (and my vision goes grey for a second or two).

  2. Stuart July 18, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    “In fact, I thought that I was high…as if I smoked a joint of some dope weed!”
    That’s a funny sentence.
    Anyway, I’m intrigued. I’ve been a napper all my life.

    Thanks for the story.

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