…And by that I mean “mostly related to polyphasic sleep”, not “mostly occuring in several chunks”. …Though come to think of it, I guess both are true!
Just a few things too good for Twitter and too small to stand on their own:
- There are some new polyphasic articles out there, for those who are in the “researching” phase:
- Long-time polyphaser Aximilation answers an attempted rebuttal of polyphasic sleep called “Why you Can’t Hack Sleep” — both are worthy reads if you haven’t made up your mind yet.
- There’s a new “overview” article out there on polyphasic sleep, by one Dustin Curtis. New polyphasers will like its simplicity and descriptive graphics, and everybody will probably like the cool layout. ;)
- There’ve also been a ton of new visitors to this site, probably having something to do with new polyphasic articles I suppose — Hi and Welcome, New People! Please don’t take my repeated references to neophilia as a come-on. If you’re looking for the most possible polyphasic info that involves wading through the least possible unrelated babble by me, you want the Polyphasic Sleep Information Portal. Enjoy, and if you have any comments or suggestions, I’d love to hear ’em.
- It’s now been several weeks for me of having a “human alarm” — my friend Psuke (the other original Ubersleeper!) is polyphasic again, and we’ve been calling each other to help her transition and me stay on-schedule in spite of a rather ridiculous recent spate of stresses and nap-busting events outside of my control. It’s been awesome. I can’t recommend “human alarms” enough if you’re adapting or struggling to keep to your schedule. There’s almost always one time when it’s especially easy to oversleep, and the human alarm has an effect that, IMO, no robot-alarm can match. Your brain is programmed to turn on at the presence of other people, I’m sure. On top of the obvious benefit that I’ve been up on time nearly every single morning, no matter how fluxord my naps were the day before, I also get to talk to my long-distance BFF every day! *woot!*
- If you meditate, consider meditating right before your naps: It’s a good way to a) practice often, and b) increase your likelihood of a good nap! (It’s really helped me meet my twice-a-day-or-the-Shaolin-order-gets-mad goal, and I know I’ve been able to sleep for some naps that I wouldn’t have otherwise, due to external stresses or stretched schedules. Yay!)
- Can anybody help me find the best thing to heal sore knees after too much exercise? I’m afraid my kitchen-remedies-for-darn-near-everything skillz don’t really go into sports medicine (yet), and wow did I overdo it this week. Ye olde Flying Tiger Cub Balm isn’t enough, and MSM/glucosamine only seems to be helping a little…rrrgh! (HINT: If you don’t know anything about these things, you could just remind me to do the 108 more often. That would probably help too. ;)
There. That oughtta hold back the flood of babble for…um…another day or so.
Happy Weekend, world! Wish me luck; mine is fraught with fraughtedness.