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'''Biphasic sleep''' is a routine of sleeping for two periods (bi-phasic) instead of one traditionally done in the evening (monophasic). This is a variation on [[Polyphasic_sleep|polyphasic sleep]], while being a little less difficult to adapt to than what is normally called polyphasic sleep.
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'''Biphasic sleep''' is a routine of sleeping for two periods (bi-phasic) instead of one traditionally done in the evening (monophasic). This is a variation on [[Polyphasic_sleep|polyphasic sleep]], while being a little less difficult to adapt to than what is normally called polyphasic sleep.
   
 
Biphasic sleepers time their sleep schedule to maximize their amount of [[Rapid_eye_movement|REM sleep]]. Most individuals complete a REM cycle in 70-90 minutes. By waking up at the end of a cycle you don't try to pull your brain out of a deep sleep thus a more restful experience sometimes including more vivid dreams.
 
Biphasic sleepers time their sleep schedule to maximize their amount of [[Rapid_eye_movement|REM sleep]]. Most individuals complete a REM cycle in 70-90 minutes. By waking up at the end of a cycle you don't try to pull your brain out of a deep sleep thus a more restful experience sometimes including more vivid dreams.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://timjoh.com/biphasic Biphasic Sleep Guide]
 
 
* [http://eyecrust.blogspot.com Eyecrust | Biphasic Sleep Blog]
 
* [http://eyecrust.blogspot.com Eyecrust | Biphasic Sleep Blog]
 
* [http://devinreams.com/2006/02/21/biphasic-sleep-faq/ Devin Reams | Biphasic Sleep FAQ]
 
* [http://devinreams.com/2006/02/21/biphasic-sleep-faq/ Devin Reams | Biphasic Sleep FAQ]
* [http://www.glenrhodes.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=54&Itemid=9 Glen Rhodes | The Power of the Sleep Cycle]
 
 
* [http://www.straighttothebar.com/2006/10/biphasic_sleep_30_day_summary.html Scott Bird | Biphasic Sleep: 30 day summary]
 
* [http://www.straighttothebar.com/2006/10/biphasic_sleep_30_day_summary.html Scott Bird | Biphasic Sleep: 30 day summary]
 
* [http://ultimatefitness.wordpress.com/2006/11/14/six-hours-of-sleep-daily/ Eric | 6 hours of sleep daily]
 
* [http://ultimatefitness.wordpress.com/2006/11/14/six-hours-of-sleep-daily/ Eric | 6 hours of sleep daily]
* [http://www.josephayoung.com/itstime/?p=53 Joseph Young | Cutting out the crap]
 
* [http://www.isleeptwiceaday.co.uk/ R Meeson, S Clark, D Flaschner, O Margetts | Biphasic Sleep Explored]
 
* [http://blog.zzaps.com/09/28/biphasic-sleep/ blog.zzaps | Biphasic Sleep]
 
 
* [http://cactus-c.blogspot.com/ Cactus | Biphasic Sleep Adaptation]
 
* [http://cactus-c.blogspot.com/ Cactus | Biphasic Sleep Adaptation]
 
* [http://niamor.fr.eu.org/blog/index.php?cat=31 Romain | Biphasic Sleeper]
 
* [http://niamor.fr.eu.org/blog/index.php?cat=31 Romain | Biphasic Sleeper]
   
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Biphasic sleep is a routine of sleeping for two periods (bi-phasic) instead of one traditionally done in the evening (monophasic). This is a variation on polyphasic sleep, while being a little less difficult to adapt to than what is normally called polyphasic sleep.

Biphasic sleepers time their sleep schedule to maximize their amount of REM sleep. Most individuals complete a REM cycle in 70-90 minutes. By waking up at the end of a cycle you don't try to pull your brain out of a deep sleep thus a more restful experience sometimes including more vivid dreams.

An example of a biphasic schedule would be sleeping from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm (90 minute cycle), and then from 1:30am or 3:00am to 6:00am (3 or 4 cycles).

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