Journalist weekly live under the regime of some outstanding people
• Journalist week lived by some outstanding people
The journalists Vice Morganc Julian (Julian Morgans) decided to sleep for two hours a day for a week to have time to do more in a day. Many famous people have lived in this mode: Nikola Tesla and Leonardo da Vinci slept no more than two hours of Margaret Thatcher slept about four hours.
Success stories of these people and prompted the journalist to experiment with polyphasic sleep. This mode implies that you do not sleep a certain number of hours at night, and fewer hours, but several times a day. He lasted a week, but emotionally he felt crushed, and by the end of the week, even ill.
All went well at first. Morganc recorded a schedule according to which it makes a break for sleep six times for 20 minutes every 3 hours and 40 minutes and put the bed in the editing room.
Difficulties began when in the morning Morganc woke up, and all around there was silence. He went to the office, where he found a blank slate, and wrote a to-do list for the week: to deal with taxes, to buy socks, to equip a kitchen garden, to add a book that was lying unfinished. "In general, the first night was not particularly difficult, but it was depressing," - said Julian.
On the second day Morganc decided to consult the Charlotte Elett, who works as a designer of video games. She has many years of practice polyphasic sleep. Julian said that the first day felt emotionally drained, but Charlotte reassured him: "In the first two weeks you will feel like a zombie. You will have a condition where you can not explain to myself why you do it. Then the alarm will go away and you do not understand where it all came from. If there is something to work on, then stop worrying about fatigue. You feel that you can keep up everything, and your mind becomes clearer, there will be more time. "
The days began to merge into one long gray day. In Morganca head started coming philosophical thoughts about the meaning of life issues. He began to compare themselves with the neighbor's cat that nothing in life you do not want to reach. "That's because she does not think about death? Because the ambition and the fear of death entangled me, "- said Morganc. "It is for this reason that I find the idea of trying to calm down, and try to do something."
On the third day, Julian understood taxes and pension contributions, clean the house, phoned relatives bought new socks and went on to write a book - three thousand words a day.
Julian had a lot of time to read, and he turned to books about polyphasic sleep. It said that after 3-5 days of the human body is rebuilt to the new regime, the person immediately falls asleep and wakes up fully rested. But Julian positive changes in yourself not to notice.
"It was the fourth day, I lost my appetite, I always felt cold. I felt fragile, any social contacts were given to me very hard. When my phone rang, I just did not respond. If a barista in a café trying to have a conversation with me, I apologized and went to wait on the street. "
Days 5 and 6.
Despite the fact that the experiment was given to the journalist very seriously, he got used to the schedule. In the afternoon he was at work, and then returning home, had dinner, working on a book, and at night to exercise and vegetable garden. "The hardest thing - when you have nothing to wait for. Life without a dream - it's like life without brakes. If the work had a bad day, then at night better not be. All becomes one big monotonous cycle. The sun rises, and there are people. The sun goes down, and people disappear. And so all the time. "
On the seventh day Morganc ill. He started coughing, dizzy. Julian just went to bed and slept for 48 hours straight. A few days later, Julian felt better and even thought about repeating the experiment, but abandoned the idea. The experiment was given hard for him, but he did not regret: the seven days have become something new in his daily routine. In addition, he redid half the things on the list and moved into writing a book.