Dymaxion Cycle

TravisAD (@travisad) 8 years, 10 months ago

Hello HEthens,

I’m very curious. I read the blog posted a while back about other sleeping schedules. The one that interests me the most is the Dymaxion Cycle. However, my issues are this:

I’ve read many times where no one can find someone that successfully made the switch. There was mention of someone in the blog post, however there was no additional information about this person. Just that they did it…?

Is there anyone here that is on this sleeping schedule now? Does anyone know anyone on it currently I could speak with?

Second issue. I’ve read of possible issues where your body won’t create enough melatonin. Is this a possible issue that anyone knows of? What about other health concerns?

I realize the worst part is about the first month. I’m prepared for that. The expression “No pain, no gain” comes to mind.

I’m the type of person to research the hell out of something before I go close to it. So please, if anyone can provide me any additional information I’ll love you forever :)

February 10, 2013 at 3:44 pm
TravisAD (53) (@travisad) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

So far this is the most information I’ve found about this sleeping schedule. This includes why it doesn’t seem to work, as well as a suggestion for a way that may make it work for other users:

Dymaxion Sleep

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TravisAD (53) (@travisad) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

Just another thought. What if this cycle is missing something? Missing some aspect that would make it so it could work for most people (rather than the abundance of those who fail to adapt)?

Just a thought..

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Bryan Hellard (307)M (@xyver) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@travisad, I don’t know much about the sleep schedule, but I just heard something today that you’d be interested in.

Apparently, you can adjust your sleep schedule by adjusting your eating schedule. If you go a long time (12-16 hours) with no food, and then eat, your body sets that eating time as “breakfast time” and will adjust accordingly. Might be an interesting way to start a new sleep schedule…

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Alex (27) (@brainnectar) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@xyver, could you send me a link where you read that, I’m interested in learning more about that.

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Bryan Hellard (307)M (@xyver) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@brainnectar, Ah bugger, I don’t know if I could find it again…. It wasn’t a full article or anything, just a snippet…

Thinking on it, I think it was in a Readers Digest, either this months or last.

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TravisAD (53) (@travisad) 8 years, 9 months ago ago

@xyver, Interesting. If you can find the information on that I would love to give it a read as well :)

Thanks guys.

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TravisAD (53) (@travisad) 8 years, 8 months ago ago

Just an update, day 22 I’m calling it quits. I’m not adapting, even with the modifications to the sleeping schedule. The only thing that seems to be adapting is my ability to sleep through alarms, shut off alarms, and hallucinate for the first 15 minutes after being woken up by someone else. (Makes for some hilarious conversations and texts)

I’m going to drop back to the everyman sleeping schedule and get used to that one. After I’ve adapted to that sleeping schedule, and can attempt this again some day when I have less on my plate, I’ll let you guys know how it goes.

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Alex (27) (@brainnectar) 8 years, 8 months ago ago

@travisad, I’m glad you gave it a try, sorry it didn’t work out for you!

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TravisAD (53) (@travisad) 8 years, 8 months ago ago

@brainnectar, Hey man, it’s all good. Now I know what to expect should I try again. I feel like I could have done it had I trusted someone else to try it with me… I woke them up at least once a day to make sure they didn’t screw anything up and he probably woke me up… twice. xD

Haha it’s all good though. I’m sure it will be easy to switch to everyman from here. So that makes me happy. :)

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