It was an interesting experiment but ultimately, bimodal sleeping is just not for me. First of all, it drastically cuts down the hours during which you can expect any sort of social interaction. It’s also a little inconvenient if you share a bed/room/house/planet with anyone. The first few days, I really enjoyed the solitude and reveled in driving around town on empty streets and working out in an empty gym. That honeymoon period might have persisted had I not had to deal with physical symptoms of my sleeping schedule, which, despite getting the suggested 8 hours of sleep, seemed strongly similar to sleep deprivation.
Now that I am back on the more typical 8-hour schedule, it’s by no means smooth sailing. I still wake up a lot–every hour and a half according to my sleep tracking app–and I probably spend closer to 9 hours actually in bed, which is what it is.
I look forward to a bright future when I don’t have to worry about getting enough or sufficient sleep.