For the past month, I’ve been following a biphasic sleep schedule. This basically means that I’m sleeping in two chunks throughout the day, every day. I started off sleeping 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM and 2:00 AM to 7:00 AM, for a total of six and a half hours. I’ve since changed to sleeping from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM and 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM because I tend to get pretty drowsy after lunch.
I’m finding that biphasic sleeping is working pretty well; I certainly appreciate the extra time it gives me every day. Unfortunately, I have been nodding off in classes more often than I normally do, but that’s probably because my classes are more boring this semester.
Overall, I’d recommend biphasic sleeping to anyone with a schedule that can accommodate it. Just keep in mind that the first week of adjusting will be tough!