I don't see how polyphasic could ever work in a normal person's life.
Well, I spent an entire summer on Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion sleep schedule, which entailed sleeping 30 minutes every 6 hours. I did 12a, 6a, 12p, 6p.
For the bulk of the summer, I had a 9-5 type job, and spent 30 minutes of my 12p-1p lunch break sleeping in my car. It worked just fine.
That said, transitioning to any polyphasic sleep schedule requires a great deal of fortitude, as it is essentially minor self-imposed torture. I recommend having a lot of things to do, as it is (or was for me) really hard to fill 22 hours a day for weeks on end.
There are similar posts like this in other forums, but I haven't seen one in the Allopathic forum. Has anyone successfully converted to a biphasic routine? If so, does it really benefit you?
Stories, schedules, and the like would be appreciated.
Lunch break? What's that? I'm lucky to pee during my work day.
The 30 hour workday doesn't scare me. Being yelled at doesn't scare me. Knowing the subjective grades you get in rotations have a huge impact on your future doesn't scare me.
But as someone who needs to pee constantly due to a small bladder and a tendency to drink too much water, I'm now scared of 3rd year rotations.