Becoming Uberman: First steps into Polyphasic sleeping

I first read about polyphasic dreaming years ago, from a post written by the author Puredoxyk. If you’re not familiar with the term Polyphasic Sleeping, it simply means splitting up your sleep into multiple sessions. A monophasic schedule in comparison is what we’re all familiar with, where a person sleeps for a large chunk of time (6–8 hours) With a polyphasic schedule, the person would split their one chunk of sleep into small naps spread evenly throughout the day. There are actually multiple types of polyphasic sleeping, but without making things too complicated I’ll focus on the most popular version; the Uberman Sleep Schedule.

Uberman Sleep Schedule

The Uberman Sleep Schedule is what I’m currently adapting to, and it’s quite a tough one to get used to! In this schedule, a person gets 2 hours of sleep everyday. These 2 hours of sleep are separated into 6, 20 minute naps every 4 hours. My schedule begins at 9 am, where I’ll for 20 minutes and wake up a 9.20 am. After that, I proceed with my day as usual for 4 hours. At 1 pm, I go back to sleep and the process is repeated.

9 am – 1 pm – 5 pm – 9 pm – 1am – 5 am

So what are the benefits to this schedule? Its simple, time! With two hours of sleep, I get 22 hours of wake time. These 22 hours can be filled whatever. Exercise, reading, work, meditation, anything you’d usually do awake can be done more. I’d like to say I was productive during these 22 hours, but most of the time is spent struggling to stay awake. However, this is normal as the adaptation phase takes 1–2 weeks. I expect that once my body gets used to it, i’ll be able to jump straight to REM sleep during my naps and wake up refreshed. In fact, I’m on my second week and I’ve noticed that it’s getting a lot easier to stay awake and sleep according to the schedule.

As this is still an ongoing process, I’ll update this blog with reports and thoughts in the future. I plan on sleeping Polyphasically for the entirety of 2015, so wish me luck!

A Conversation

I had an interesting conversation with a stranger today. We talked about life, and how one person can be born into wealth, while another can be born into poverty. She lamented on the unfairness of it all, and that got me thinking…

There are a million factors in our lives that we can’t control, especially at birth. Heck, none of us asked to be born in the first place. We simply are. We make do with the hand that’s dealt to us. You can’t blame a person born with extremely good looks, who uses his physical traits to succeed in life, anymore than you can blame someone born with brains and eventually becomes a millionaire at Silicon Valley.

Yes, it’s unfortunate that society puts more value on one over the other. But you’re guaranteed to have an easier time changing yourself over changing public perception. Complaining about it won’t get you any closer to happiness. Put the work in, and success will come. You might not have access to shortcuts that others are brought into this world with, but you’ll get there in the end.


What better way to start a blog off than with a cat photo?


I’ll be honest, it’s been ages since I last blogged about anything. Even then, previous endeavors were limited to photos and little snippets of commentary.

This time, I’ll be in full writer mode. Why? I need to work on my writing, and I definitely need to improve my story telling.

I’ve been inspired by a number of authors making a living writing blogs full time. Hopefully, I can keep myself motivated enough and not let this attempt fizzle out.

So what will this blog have? Well, everything! I’m passionate about a lot of things, be it video games, technology, movies, and even writing itself. There’s an endless supply of topics for me to write about, and I hope that you, the audience, will find enjoyable enough to read :)