Polyphasic Sleep Schedules


From Anonymous on 2014/10/27 19:12:15 +0000

Options for segmented sleeping schedules:


From Joe Moore on 2017/10/03 00:19:53 +0000

The notifications only allow for ideal sleep to be set to one length. As a biphasic sleeper, I have ideal lengths of 4 1/2 and 1 1/2 hours, so when I am trying to do sleep tracking to show others how biphasic sleeping works, it tells me that my ideal 4 1/2 hours is not being met during my daytime sleeping hours, and says I'm not meeting requirements. So i try setting my ideal length to 6 hours (total per 24 hours) amd now my alarm is notifying me to go to sleep at 12:30 instead of 2. The problems are with notifs, ideal sleep settings, and sleep tracking.


From Anonymous on 2017/05/10 12:24:27 +0000

I feel like polyphasic bedtime notifications would be useful


From N on 2015/09/03 08:47:51 +0000

For me, the ability to set more than one "time to go to bed" notification is clutch. Everything else I can do myself.


From Anonymous on 2015/07/04 23:24:25 +0000

I would like to see this feature as well. Perhaps next to the sleep counters have names set to the hours so 2.5 hours would be uberman, and selecting that the application would intelligently set alarms with notifications spaced out through the day accordingly.


7am alarm for one hour and 20 min

11pm for 20 min

2pm for 20 min

6pm for 20 min

10 pm for 20 min

2am for 20 min

There also would be a slider that allows you how many hours inbetween the smaller naps to set. I.e. every 4 hours take a nap. You would also be allowed to set the longer nap start time I.e. 2am instead of 7am and all the other naps would automatticly agjust.


From Joss Terrell on 2015/03/02 06:06:15 +0000

At a basic level, I would also like to see the 'time to sleep' notifications updated so I can be alerted to go to sleep per sleep, rather than per night.
This would also fix the issue with the Twilight app where it is changing my screen way too early before my first sleep of my biphasic night.


From Lukas Mayer on 2015/02/18 18:30:24 +0000

I think it would be really useful if you added a polyphasic sleep addon/ app.

That addon should be able to support:

A plan which helps you to get in stage of acclimatization from a traditional monophasic sleep cyle into an polyphasic sleep by showing you when to sleep to have as little problems with the acclimatization.

A tool that analyzes your calendar and integrating the sleeping times which are necessary by the polyphasic sleep plan of the user and adds sleeping as calendar events.

This function should contain:

  • A program which makes suggestions how to set calendar events and not to interfere the sleep plan. A possibility to differ in postponeable and not postponeable events might be useful in that.
  • In polyphasic sleeping there is a lot about getting a sufficent number of REM-phases. The program should watch that there are enough of them. It should be able to interfere in the plan if necessary by adding or extending a nap. (I think because of the difference of napping it would be more useful to make that an wearables-only-feature or to improve the REM-detection.)
  • You should be able to enumerate the places where it is possible to take a nap (like home/ work/ library/ etc.). So it can calculate wheater you can realize going to sleep by GPS-tracking and location taggs on the calendar.

You should be able to plan moving a 'backwards' or 'forwards' to a different plan plan (p.e. 'forwards' from a three-times-sleeping-Everyman-sleep to a four-times-sleeping-Everyman sleep or from Uberman back to Everyman); especially useful to plan if certain issues force you to change your sleep cycle.

I think that would be best in an app seperated but co-working App. I think in today's meritocracy there could presumably be a market for that.

I really appreciate your app for being a reliable partner in waking and sleep tracking and your steady effort to improve it. Thank you!


From Solveig on 2015/02/17 19:53:00 +0000

I don't know if this is the "problem", but to me, to sleep two times four hours is completely different from one big eight hour sleep, especially in deep sleep percentage. I guess it would be nice to be able to analyse this difference somehow. Just the sums for everything does not do this of course. I guess it is not the first and easiest thing to fix, but my dream would be to get advise like optimal sleep schedule with suggested number of sleep segments, just like I get advise on how many hours to sleep and when to go to bed.


From Anonymous on 2014/10/28 03:49:43 +0000

Instead of making many alarms they should be grouped or have a single dynamic one depending on the chosen schedule. With monitoring to help determine the best position of blocks and naps.

P.S The app is SUPER MEGA FANTASTICAL! And thanks for all the awesome work.