Is anyone else on Bullshido polyphasic? I've done it off and on for years and started back up a few weeks ago because I always feel so much better when I'm doing that instead of sleeping 8 hours at a time.
The way it works for anyone who doesn't know is that you sleep 20-40 minutes every 4 hours. I do 30 minutes at 7:30, 11:30, 3:30 am/pm. It takes about 2 weeks to get acclimated to it, after which you drop to sleep within 3-5 minutes and enter REM sleep almost immediately. You have vivid dreams and wake up completely refreshed after about 20 minutes.
The longest period I previously did it for was 8 months when I was a system admin for a company with offices in California, Athens, and London. Since I had to support all 3 time zones I was awake 24 hours a day for long stretches at a time. Going polyphasic was almost a necessity at that point. Since then I've done it whenever my work schedule allows me to.
Has anyone else tried it? Would anyone like to start a diatribe about how I'll hallucinate and die? I've known people who did it for 2-3 years at a time with no ill effects and I've never suffered any ill effects from it.