Siesta sleep log

by | |
Reading time: 2 minutes

This is my personal log after the first week of experimenting with polyphasic sleep. It will give you a basic idea of what to expect, what to avoid, and how you can implement this into your daily schedule. Make sure to read the full post on How to make more time and boost your creativity while sipping mojitos.

Siesta sleep log


siesta from 17:00 to 17:26

4-5 short dreams

easy waking, refreshed, possible sweet spot!

biases: hangover this morning, Mate tea ~30’ before


siesta from 16:14 to 16:40

~2 dreams

woke up rested, starting to wake up without the alarm

a bit dizzy in the evening, but not tired


woke up this morning before the alarm went off, after 6h of sleep

good energy levels during the day

siesta from 18:40 to 19:06

~3 dreams

biases: meal + 1 beer before nap


refreshed in the morning, good energy

even achieved a personal best in the fitness studio

siesta from 18:00 to 18:26

~4 dreams

biases: meal before nap, first day back to work


had a shitty 6 hours of night sleep (sweating, waking up)

felt rested during the whole day

siesta from 16:35 to 16:50 (interrupted! grrr)

still ~3 dreams in 15’ (!)


compensating -15’ of siesta from yesterday with 30’ of extra night sleep worked well, just a bit tired in the morning

siesta from 16:45 to 17:06

~5-6 dreams

dreams were longer, more complex and more peaceful

got into dream phase faster


woke up after 8h of night sleep with no perceived difference

skipped the nap, felt sleepy around 6 PM

19.2.2017: good energy during the day

siesta from 17:00 to 17:26

(forgot to log the number of dreams, my bad)


DO NOT sleep less than 6 hours during the night if you only nap once

sleepy during the day after 5.5 hours of night sleep

siesta from 18:30 to 18:56

~3-4 dreams

first time I felt a bit drowsy after a nap

Make sure to read the full post on How to make more time and boost your creativity while sipping mojitos.

One Last Thing...

If you've enjoyed reading this article, consider joining my email list.
You will receive one email/month, containing 5 thought-provoking ideas.
And you get an invitation to the Lifelong Learning community. .