You have reached Polyphasic Sleep Wiki, the open repository for polyphasic sleep information. Polyphasic sleep is the division of daily sleep into several blocks, as opposed to one single large block at night, which is the predominant sleep pattern in most modern societies. Polyphasic sleep patterns have been practiced by humans since time immemorial, and is still around in many cultures today.
Sleeping polyphasically can have many benefits, such as:
- increased time awake
- increased alertness and productivity
- improved sleep quality and health
- improved dream recall
This site details our current knowledge about polyphasic sleep. While the scientific understanding of sleep is still incomplete, certain principles have been deduced in the past decades based on people's polyphasic sleep experiences. Applying them will help you adapt to polyphasic sleep schedules yourself.
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