Dreaming

Dreaming

Many people who wish to persue a polyphasic sleep schedule do it for the dreaming benefits that polyphasic sleep provides. Due to predictable sleep times and the alterations of the sleep architecture, it is very common to have dreams at specific times on a polyphasic schedule. The cores near the REM peak on Dual core and Tri core schedules are usually dream-filled, and the same thing can be said about naps, especially those scheduled around mornings. Whether your goal is to experience more dreams or to improve your lucid dreaming skills, polyphasic sleeping is a great way to achieve this! The purpose of this page is to provide further resources related to dreaming and lucid dreaming.

Dream Recall & The Forgetting of Dreams: Does Polyphasic Sleeping Really Help?

Dream Recall & The Forgetting of Dreams: Does Polyphasic Sleeping Really Help?

For those who love either regular or vivid dreaming, or even lucid dreaming, being able to recall dreams is an integral part that makes their dreaming life so colorful and imaginative. While some individuals are capable of recalling at least one dream each night, some can only recall a couple dreams each month or a couple weeks. While the differences in dream recall frequency have been shown via differences in brain activity during sleep in both low and high dream recallers, it appears that there are a lot of uncertain scientific and psychological factors behind the reason why dreams are forgotten.

Lucid dreaming

Polyphasic sleep and lucid dreaming

Polyphasic sleep has been used by people both as an introductory method to learn Lucid Dreaming and to enhance their prior skills. Because of predictable REM placed in naps and cores some have been able to become Lucid even without any prior experience! This article talks about what Lucid Dreaming is, what it’s benefits are, how it can be applied to polyphasic sleep and how to start practicing it…

Isolated Sleep Paralysis and Polyphasic Sleeping

Isolated sleep paralysis and polyphasic sleeping

Experiencing a sleep paralysis is not an uncommon phenomenon in our daily life that may occur during our slumber from time to time. Encounters with sleep paralysis are usually remarked as unpleasant at best, and nightmarish at worst. Common descriptions of sleep paralysis include, but not limited to visualization of demonic or otherworldly physical beings in the bedroom, or even lying right next to the sleeper. Aside from these terrifying hallucinations as our imagination runs its course, sleep paralysis is also tied to immobility of movements and absence of speech during the event. In this blog post, the focus is on isolated sleep paralysis, a type of paralysis that occurs right after a sleeper starts sleeping or after waking up. These encounters are usually random; however, there has been some research on sleep that can give some insights into isolated sleep paralysis’ contributors, causes and how it is related to polyphasic sleeping…

Nightmares and polyphasic sleep

Nightmares and Polyphasic Sleep

Nightmares are annoying and unpleasant occurrences during our sleep. During our lifetime, the vast majority of us go through at least one nightmare in one way or another. There are a lot of depictions for how nightmares sound or look like or what directly causes them, but their cause has not been fully understood. The generic consensus on a nightmare’s definition is that it evokes intense, horrifying or in the worst cases, disgusting imagery during dreams as sleep is interrupted. The sleeper then wakes up and is able to recall the nightmare with intense reactions such as sweating in some cases, and feelings of uneasiness and fear sometimes…

False awakening dreams: Inception style

False Awakening Dreams: Inception Style

False awakening (FA) dreams are defined as a double dream, where sleepers dream about sleeping and waking up from the dream, while in reality they are still sleeping – this is a false belief that eventually leads to the realization that the prior wake was part of a dream. During the period of the first dream, sleepers are aware that they are dreaming owing to changes in the conscious state – they wake up and find out from the dream that they are still dreaming, all within the original dream itself. This type of dreaming behavior is rather close to lucid dreaming…

Dream Recall Frequency

Dream Recall Frequency: Differences Between Low and High Dream Recallers and Personality Attributes

There are individuals who can recall dreams at least almost everyday, yet there are also individuals who can recall only a couple dreams per month. Dream recall frequency is a rather intriguing question that many seek to answer about their inability to recall dreams often. In the realm of polyphasic sleeping, it is extremely common that sleepers report much higher dream recall frequency, from purely murky details of the dreams to highly vivid descriptions. There are still certain outliers – those who still have trouble recalling dreams from power naps or a decently long core sleep, but this number is small and typically suggests an in-progress adaptation to polyphasic sleeping…

Daydreaming and Polyphasic Sleep

Daydreaming: An Underrated Threat to Polyphasic Sleep Adaptations

Daydreaming, also known as mind wandering, is a common phenomenon in humans’ daily life. Under normal conditions, it is usually harmless – it is usually moments of distraction from current tasks, similar to lost-in-thought moments. It is summed up as “a wide variety of spontaneous and undirected mentation”, and can account for up to 30-50% of thought-probe responses in laboratory and field studies. There appears to be some reciprocal correlation between the frequency of daydreaming and sleep quality, and even chronotype; however, it is still unclear how much sleep deprivation can affect the frequency of daydreaming, as well as whether daydreaming in return causes sleep deprivation (insomnia). In extreme cases, daydreaming can interfere with daily life on a global scale…

Polyphasic Dream Contents: The Day Residue & Dream Lag Effects

Polyphasic Dream Contents: The Day Residue & Dream Lag Effects

This blog will collect data from 42 polyphasic sleepers in the community who have been interviewed for the occurrences of the day-residue and the dream-lag effects. Both of these dream effects are relatively novel concepts in the community, despite being around for a long time with a decent amount of back-up sleep studies. The focus of the blog includes breaking down the mechanics of these two dream effects as well as delivering some dreaming experiences from polyphasic sleepers to observe whether polyphasic dreaming experiences are different from those of monophasic sleep.

Main author: Crimson
Page last updated: 13 July 2020