Yesterday I was reading on Slashdot about different sleep patterns besides sleeping 6 to 8 hours a night. Doug and I are experimenting with polyphasic sleep – a pattern where you take frequent “naps” at regular intervals during the day. We’ve decided to sleep for 30 minutes, then stay awake for 3.5 hours, consistently.<p/>

We’ve only had one night so far. It was painful, staying awake between 4:30 and 8am, when everyone else was asleep, but we pulled through it, and now it’s light outside and we’re awake again. Supposedly it’s tough for the first 3-5 days, but after that, if we stick rigidly to the schedule, it’ll become easier. There’s a blog of some guy who had great success, Steve Pavlina. <p/>

Anyway, we’re sticking to our schedule so far. As of this writing, we’ve had three naps, and they have been on-time within five minutes. We both go to sleep very quickly after putting our heads on the pillow, which is apparently a good sign. I’m excited for this – it’s really cool, and it has great potential.<p/>