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This Guy Experimented By Sleeping Only 5 Hours A Day And The Results Are Horrible 

It is necessary for every person to sleep 8 hours a day to remain healthy. The pattern in which a person accomplishes sleeping in a single chunk of 7-8 hours is known as monophasic sleeping method. A majority of the population follows this sleeping pattern. One guy decided to experiment with his sleeping method and slept only 5 hours a day. Read on to know what happened next.    

Ever wondered what happens on sleeping in shorter nap-like phases? 

This guy experimented with his sleep by following Polyphasic sleeping method. It is a sleeping method in which person rest in multiple phases and need to survive on less sleep throughout the day.

There is a more difficult sleeping pattern known as “Uberman schedule.” 

In this sleeping pattern, people take six 20-minute naps throughout the day and sleep needs to be accomplished in 2 hours. It means the person following this sleeping pattern remains awake for 20 years of his life. 

This guy consulted a polyphasic sleeper for advice. 

He decided to follow the "Everyman sleep schedule" suggested by polyphasic sleeper Jackson Nexhip.

Everyman schedule is comparatively easier than Uberman schedule.

According to this schedule, a person sleeps for 4 to 5 hours at night and takes two 20-minute naps during the day. 

The guy consulted Dr. Alon Avidan, a sleep specialist at UCLA. 

Doctor strictly warned the guy not to opt for the polyphasic sleeping schedule as it doesn't suit the majority of the population. 

But, the guy started sleeping for only 5 hours in a day.

Day 1 and Day 2 were very tough for the guy.

He was lacking in energy to do the daily chores. 

The guy started exhausting quickly due to lack of sleep. 

He suffered from the same short term effects warned by Dr. Avidan. 

Some of these effects include slower reaction time, memory loss, cognitive issues, lack of creativity and increased irritability. 

 Guy got brain-dead by day 4. 

He stated, “I am so brain dead right now, I am incapable of doing anything.” 

Things started getting worse by day 5. 

He lacked focus in work and giggled most of the time. 

Guy completely gave up by day 7.

He was left with no other option but to get extra sleep.

It was the worst experience of this guy.

This kind of sleeping pattern can work only for some genetically designed people.