I was watching BBC Breakfast this morning and one of it’s main presenters; Bill Turnbull is doing a 10 day experiment with Polyphasic Sleep. It’s a shame that it’s only for 10 days as he probably won’t start reaping the benefits of it because he will need more time to adapt to the new pattern. (He looked pretty out of it this morning!) I’m sure if he had more time he could adapt to the life but for someone who does presents the breakfast for four hours in the mornings it may somewhat be a tough challenge!
When I first heard about Polyphasic sleep I was like…”Are you nuts?!” but I guess that it goes to show that it is possible but it’s just a question of whether you presonal lifestyle choices allow it or not. As much as I would love to try it some day I think it just wouldn’t be possible with the commitments that I have. My brother and I had a huge debate about this. His opinion was that it was completely unnatural to not sleep during the night hours just as the majority of the animal kingdom do whereas I believe that if people are living and doing it now and reaping benefits from it then surely it’s a good thing!
Good luck Bill!