This is part twenty four of my Triphasic sleep experiment. Please visit this page for more info.
It is a great comfort when I sensed the urge to shutdown and go to bed at 6:30PM. Stuck in traffic due to heavy snow, I struggled to stay awake after a weekend of messed up schedule. Does this mean that I have successfully potty trained my body?
Anyway, this certainly has been an interesting trip that helped me learn more and more about my body. The 30 day trial finish line is almost here and I don’t have a definite answer of whether or not to keep to this schedule. Maybe if I can reach a compromise and switch back and fourth between weekday Triphasic and weekend monophasic, I will probablly stick with it.
I can do away without fun during the weekdays and follow a military like lifestyle that maximizes time usage, while switching to a more relaxed play oriented schedule during the weekend so I can interact with people I like.
If there’s one thing that I learned from this, it’s that the human body, given time, can adapt to anything. Your reality is what you want it to be if you take the time to slowly train yourself.
Another interesting point to note is that the mind needs diversity of information, like your body needs a multitude of nutrients. This can be seen everywhere in nature and in society where excessive focus in one thing often leads to disastrous outcomes due to the dependency on one source of interaction. I understood during this time, that no matter how tired I am, how much I want to sleep, as soon as I switch an activity, the mental alertness comes back and I can keep on learning. The burnout after, as a result for this continuous learning scheme, sould not be ignored however