Hi all - Diego, Liam, Taus, and Amanda here.
This term at NuVu is split into 4, two-week studios; all of these studios revolve around our main theme for the term, the brain. The studio we're currently involved in is called Quantified Self and our project is to experiment with polyphasic sleep and experience (or not) its benefits.
In a nutshell, polyphasic sleep is changing one's sleep cycle to maximize awake time and unlock a new way of living. It consists of taking multiple naps during the day instead of one long sleep at night, with the idea that periodic naps allow you to rest but still "do more".
The Uberman schedule -- which we're ultimately attempting to do--consists of taking 20 minute naps every 4 hours, for a total of 2 hours of sleep each day.
Quick Tip: If you want to try polyphasic sleep, do it with a friend. You can help keep each other awake and doing things with friends is fun.
The next two weeks are going to be spent trying to adapt to polyphasic sleep pattern, and we'll track our progress on this blog so keep an eye out for updates, pictures, and videos.
Anyway, thanks for checking out this first post and we hope that this project can help you gain a better understanding of what polyphasic sleep is.