So yesterday was a bit of a screw up in my biphasic sleep schedule, but I've decided not to worry about it too much, because there are only 2 ways this can go down.
I'm willing to go through either of these options, so there's no reason to get overly discouraged.
I want to mention that yesterday was a pretty rough day for me in the mental health department. I felt quite depressed after having a full night of sleep, and hardly got any work done.
Made me wish I was back on my biphasic sleep! Well now I am, so I'll enjoy it!
I've been struggling a fair amount with the lack of support from the people around me. I've been faced with many different straw man arguments against what I'm doing, even though I can't (and neither can they) find a single study that's been done about this schedule long term.
I hear things like "having a poor sleep schedule for years makes you more susceptible to disease!"...
...as if that applies to my situation. Of course, you would first have to pre-suppose that it's a poor sleep schedule long term for that to even apply (if I believed that, I never would have started it in the first place).
Don't get me wrong though, I'm perfectly willing to accept any studies that have been done with this sleep schedule, but no one seems to be able to offer any.
Of course, that doesn't stop anyone from dogmatically asserting that it's a poor sleep schedule.
Go figure, but it's becoming quite frustrating for me when people try to use "science" to disprove my experiment, but then fail to provide any actual science. It's funny because I never bring science up in the first place, I just say I'm trying something new, and out comes the fiery arrows.
I, of course, have to end the conversation with a call to any real evidence. Whenever I get to this point, the conversation usually ends very quickly.
If you've found any medical studies done with this specific biphasic sleep schedule, please send them my way so I can include it in my experiment findings!
I've eventually just come to the conclusion that I'm not going to receive any support for this within my community, which I'm okay with. At first I expected some people to egg me on a little bit, so the lack of support was a disappointment to me.
Now that I've changed my expectations, I expect I won't be disappointed anymore.
Things aren't really shaking up too much now. I'm going to update tomorrow to see if things have changed much (because of the accidental sleep-in I had), but other than that I will try and keep updates short and focused only on original changes in my mood, rather than a drawn-out play by play.
My name is Andrew Muller. I love creative art, music, television shows, movies, video games, and a good story.
If you had to find me somewhere, you would probably find me down at O'neils home cooking eating an organic sweet-potato bun breakfast sandwich with ham.
Among my friends, it's a "Muller Classic Move" to eat Mcdonald's at 2am because it's cheap and open 24/7. The joke here is that I'm an idiot.
I play drums, guitar, piano, and I write & perform music for My Goal Is Telepathy. Take a listen to the latest sound here.