In terms of efficiency, the best sleep cycle is whatever works for you. While many may suffer sleep deprivation from a polyphasic sleep cycle, others may thrive. Beyond any unusual sleep patterns, it’s massively important that you still get enough sleep, in whatever form that takes. We recommend you get roughly 8 hours of sleep a night, however, this doesn’t have to be exclusive to a monophasic cycle. And not all of us need eight hours. It’s best to listen to your body when deciding whether biphasic or polyphasic, such as uberman and dymaxion, is best for you.
One of our other infographics, 7 Sleep Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making and How to Fix Them, looks at what you can do about the sleep you’re getting now, regardless of pattern.
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