Many people who wish to persue a polyphasic sleep schedule do it for the productivity benefits that polyphasic sleep provides. As can be seen in the 2018 polyphasic survey results and analysis, many people improved their productivity naturally just by being on a polyphasic schedule! This could perhaps be due to the similarity between polyphasic sleep schedules and the pomodory technique, since both force people to structure ther lives in a predictable and strict manner. The purpose of this page is to provide further resources related to productivity.

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…

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Page last updated: 27 March 2020