The traditional is biphasic, one phase is a modern invention.Any other biphasic (or even triphasic!) sleepers around? Do you find you seem to operate best with at least two sleep periods, rather than the traditional one?
I’m just starting my night shift…
Aye one of the essential 'skills' in the forces along with being able to 'brew up' virtually anywhere, scrounge food and nick anything that's not nailed down (plus a few things that were) *I can sleep anytime, anywhere, in the middle of anything. A skill one learns quickly in the army.
Maybe once a week or so I have an afternoon inspection of my eyelids while "watching" tv.
I’d never heard the term either, until I started rifling through Google after more than a few conversations with my wife about my eccentric sleep patterns. Biphasic or even triphasic don’t quite do it justice, though generally, I’m happiest keeping busy in the post-midnight hours, bookended with some kip.I was drawn to this thread by the title, not being aware of what biphasic sleeping is
And nocturnal omissions:See pepys about sleeping patterns
My career soldier father in law used to sat to me “Listen boy, never pass up the chance for a kip, a brew, or a comfortable shoot.”Aye one of the essential 'skills' in the forces along with being able to 'brew up' virtually anywhere, scrounge food and nick anything that's not nailed down (plus a few things that were) *
*SIL was in the Royal Engineers, better known as the 'hydraulics' cos they could lift anything.
Spent a fair bit of time in the med. It's true, partly to avoid heat of course, but not universally wise. Eating late and then trying to sleep a bad idea in my opinion and experience. Doesn't make for deep quality sleep.Two sleeps is nothing new, most of the Mediterranean countries eat late, go to bed late, rise early for work then return home for lunch and a siesta.