Time is valuable, so why should we waste our time sleeping?
These days, when I am awake, I keep thinking about this question.
What if I can sleep less? Imagine the things using these hours that we can do.
Leonard Da Vinci, an absolute genius who had achievements in multiple fields, allegedly had a different sleep schedule. By this kind of method, he could just spend 90 minutes on sleeping, allowing him to work for more hours in one day.
How did he do that?
Well, it’s quite simple actually. There are 24 hours in one day. According to Da Vinci’s sleep schedule, you can sleeps 15 minutes for every 4 hours that you’re awake. And that’s it. So in all, you can sleep for
It seems a piece of cake but actually it is hard. During the first 2 weeks, you may go through a really awful period of adjustment because of sleep deprivation. After that, your body may become used to the new cycle and feel more comfortable.
Then why doesn’t everyone sleep like Da Vinci?
First, it is unpractical. When everyone keeps awake during the night, the requirement of the energy will become massive. Just recall your last electricity bill and ask yourself: are you willing to pay more money for the extra hours? And don’t overestimate yourself, expecting you to make full use of these extra hours. For example, I tried it once, and I wasted all the time playing around.
Second, your brain need more rest than 90 minutes. Sleep boosts learning and creativity, and acts as the brain’s “self-cleaning” cycle to protect your brain.  So if you are not as smart as Da Vinci, and want to keep distance with Alzheimer’s, I suggest you have normal sleep cycles.
And I should probably change my title to “Don’t Sleep Like Da Vinci” now.
 The Brain Fog Fix, by Dr. Mike Dow, 2015. Part IV, Chapter 10: Light, Sleep, and Technology