An online version of a major business journal has a piece about adapting a person’s sleeping patterns to the modern business world. The author contends that while humans need 6 to 8 hours of sleep per day, they need not do it all in one stretch. He argues that a person can be more productive by sleeping in segments of time – perhaps a few hours in the day and only four at night. He claims this practice makes him more effective in his job.
- Some people benefit from a polyphasic sleep method, where the total needed sleep time is divided up into smaller units of time.
- Rem cycles, which are crucial, because they let the brain rest, require more than a two hour nap to experience.
- Even if you divide your sleep times, it’s still important to maintain some degree of continuity, and not drastically alter your sleep schedule from day to day.
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