Humans have always been looking for way to improve efficiency and return in their lives. It’s one of our best qualities, and probably contributed considerably to our near-total domination of the planet. Now we have a term for the quest to improve mundane parts of our daily grind: life hacking. If you’re into experimenting with fundamental aspects of your existence, try hacking your life into different sized chunks of sleeping and waking.
I was pretty excited when I saw the title, but it turns out that I’m best suited to the standard monophasic cycle, not that I’m doing that well at it. I like the idea of getting more hours out of a day by gaming the sleep system, but sleeping during the day makes me feel like I’ve been punched in the face and the 20 minutes nap length most of these cycles require is about half the time I usually take to fall asleep at all.
It’s really about finding what works for you. The geniuses in this infographic had pretty different sleep schedules. Most of they skew towards nighttime, but there are a couple nappers in there.