Resources for Twitterchat 106 - Recovery : Improving Monophasic and Biphasic Sleep

Maximize recovery, improve performance.


This is a post by the astonishingly creative Adam Stoffa (@SEEAdamTrain) and Straight to the Bar's own Scott Andrew Bird (@scottbird). Resources for Twitterchat 106 - Recovery : Improving Monophasic and Biphasic Sleep.

Sleep is essential for maximizing recovery and improving performance. Scott switched over to biphasic sleep way back in September 2006, whereas Adam has been working hard to maximize the benefits of a single good night's rest. Although their approaches are different, both have found improvements to sleep to be extremely rewarding.

In this week's twitterchat we'll compare and contrast these two forms of recovery work. The benefits of each approach, how to do it and what impact it has (a very positive one) on your training. Really looking forward to it.

NB : if you'd like to join us, the details of how (and of 'what this is') are here :

Twitterchat 106 - Recovery : Improving Monophasic and Biphasic Sleep


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Before the discussion itself, a few resources we've found that may be useful. These are all articles, studies and people that Adam and I have explored (and found incredibly valuable) over the years. Dive in.

Monophasic Sleep (one part, the typical '8 hours')

These posts from my blog chronicle Adam's experiments, observations, etc. related to improving a night's rest (monophasic sleep).

Biphasic Sleep (two parts)

Institutions

Articles

Videos (Presentations, Documentaries, Vlogs)

Biphasic Sleepers

Want to find out more? Talk to the people who've actually done it :

Incidentally, if you'd like to add anything to the list, join us for the twitterchat. And yes, it's free.


Adam Stoffa

Adam Stoffa is a lover of Italian food, German beer and an exceedingly healthy lifestyle inbetween. Find out more about his fascinating blend of fitness and food over at Strength Exercise Eat. Great site.

You can also catch up with him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.



Like this? Check out :

Napping in the Afternoon.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

- Edgar Allen Poe

Checklists and Complex Problems.

A simple approach to solving complex problems, like designing a fitness program.

Biphasic Sleep : 30 Day Summary.

The transition to this superb method of sleeping.

Looking At : Oct 14, 2012.

During the past week we've discussed a number of great links; on Google+, Twitter, the Forums and so on. Here are a few of my favourites.

30 Days of Biphasic Sleep.

Time for a bit of an experiment.

Biphasic Sleep : Day 9.

Certainly a heavy one.



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