Has any of /adv/ pulled this off and gotten onto a polyphasic sleep cycle.
I've currently only slept a total of 3 hours in two days 'cause I'm trying to write a game, get a 3.0> GPA B.compsci and be able to relax.
This is virtually impossible if I sleep a regular healthy amount and I'll probably end up killing myself from health complications... so I ask /adv/ for advice
I tried but never lasted more than a month, mostly because something would always come up that wouldn't allow me to sleep at the time I was suppose to sleep and it would fuck up my cycles.
I know that the uberman sleep schedule is a fucking terrible idea according to a study by the US military, but I'm not sure about other forms of polyphasic sleep.
It seems to me something you should talk to a doctor about first.
please read this. https://www.supermemo.com/en/articles/polyphasic
I could find five more articles debunking the polyphasic sleep meme with three minutes of googling, but there's no need. In summary: there's no confirmed reports of anybody who's actually followed such a schedule long-term. If you did, it would certainly be disastrous for your health, but you're not going to be able to pull it off anyway.
There are no life hacks that'll make you need less sleep (except ensuring that your sleep is of good quality; eat well and exercise, regulate your stress and anxiety, and keep the room very dark when you sleep with no distractions.) you can rely on caffeine and your alarm clock if it's what it takes to pass your classes, but your health WILL suffer in some way, likely imperceptible to you.
Both will fuck you up, lol.
My parents are both lawyers and I'm pretty sure they kept up a fairly stable sleep schedule in high school, college and law school. Probably had some sleepless nights, but gosh, not a majority.