I was trying to implement the polyphasic sleep in my daily life and to be true it was a great failure. So I started searching for the factors that are causing this failure.
Factors Influencing Poly Phasic Sleep
Disclaimer: The following provide only a general guide and is very customized to my life situations and daily routine which is different for each person. So incase trying to apply in your life, apply with discretion.
1. Control of Sexual Energy: People might be wondering what sexual energy has to do with sleep. Well I have noticed is that all the great saints that I have encountered in my life slept only 3-4 hours daily and had an amazing amount of concentration and memory retention abilities. They greatly has advised in their teachings to the control of sexual energy. They term semen as ojas or veerya ( veerya is something gives veeryam or provides strength). Its said in ancient scriptures that if a man is not having great mental abilities he will be losing his semen in 41 days. Semen is said to be made from blood and its said that for every drop of semen 4 drops of blood is required. Its the most toughest tasks to control the semen and even prevent losing it during sleep. In ancient India, it was said that a man is supposed to have a celibacy vow for first 25 years of his life. Veerya contributed directly to memory retention and strength of mind and intellect.
Now how do we control this? This is the most difficult task in our life?
One great idea that I can give to you is to have a plain vegeteranian diet which is devoid of onions if possible. If possible please go for a diet of fruits, nuts, and milk. This will control the mind and hence will give the ability to control the semen and will you will realize a great amount of strength in ourselves. We need to grow beyond animal nature.
Reduce your interaction with situations that can increase lust. Stop watching pornography, pictures of women with lust. There are 3 ways by which they can enter our mind.
1. Touch This is the most powerful way lust can enter our mind. A touch of a beautiful female can easily deceit our minds to lust.
2. Sight: It could be from a personal encounter, images, internet, television. Now it has become almost impossible to control it fully because we are increasingly in a world of external factors influencing us. So one way is to see the females around us as mothers or sisters.
3.Sound: The sound of girls laughing. This is one simple yet powerful way by which girls can attract our attention. Ignoring is the best way to defeat it. One can also try concentrating on another object.
Once these 3 are mastered we can master the mind to control the sexual energy. There are other techniques available which I will be posting in coming weeks. I am implementing these techniques in my personal life and checking the progress that I make, so that I do not become a hypocrite and becomes one who practices what he preaches.