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Things that don't work

There are a number of things that polynappers have tried that don't seem to work very well. These failures are listed here so that people can either:
  • Try them themselves, to see if they get the same results
  • Avoid making the same errors

Most of the content here links to Steve Pavlina at the moment. Hopefully more will become available

Skipping naps

In general, it doesn't work, although caffeine can make it temporarily possible if you're willing to pay later.

Polyphasic Sleep 2.0

Napping without an alarm

Works for some, apparently, but not for others.

Polyphasic Sleep 2.0

Multiple long watches

"Long watches" are watches where the time between naps is stretched from 4 hours to 5 or more. One person seems to have had trouble with these at one time, but they were also taking caffeine, so YMMV.


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