I tried out a triphasic sleep schedule
April 23, 2021•191 words
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Due to having to catch up on deadlines, I had to insert sleep in between a very tight schedule, resulting in a triphasic sleep schedule during the past day and a half:
Do I feel sleepy before and after each sleep session?
During the first am session (2-4 am) and first the afternoon session (1-3 pm), yes. Before morning, I woke up feeling awful, although it improved after turning the light on and letting my body balance my sleep hormones to favour waking up.
I felt alright until around 11 am, where I began to feel too tired and wanted to take a snooze soon after.
After the afternoon snooze, I felt reasonable.
Same in the evening, I felt sleepy before sleeping but felt reasonable afterwards.
Would I do it again?
No if I do not have deadlines pressing and I do not need the time to complete my work on time.
(To my future self)
I should do more research on how this kind of sleep schedule affects toxin clearance from the brain.