About two years ago, I became incredibly fascinated with polyphasic sleep or “The Art of Staying Up for a Really Long Time and Your Body Being Cool With It.” I had just started The Uberman Project, which was a series of personal experiments designed to test the limits of my mental and physical abilities, or to discover that I had no limits. (I was rooting for the latter.)
The first test was bent on answering the question: How much sleep does a human really need to be effective? I wanted to find out if I could sleep less and still produce the same quality of work that I produced when sleeping 5+ hours a night. When I became vegan, my sleep requirements dropped by a couple hours anyway, and I only needed 5-6 hours per night vs. the 7-8 that I needed when I was still consuming meat 3-4 times a day. If I could drop that to 2 (hours per night of sleep) then that would equal 4 more hours of writing, video production, or music composition that I didn’t have before.
Enter The Uberman’s Sleep Schedule
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