there is this sleep cycle method thingy where you sleep for 30 minutes 5-6 times per 24 hours. it takes a week or two to get used to but it's an alternative to the traditional sleeping method. oh and during these 1 or 2 week period you can't function normally.
you will need more time to sleep in total compare to the normal way of lseeping, since your body need some time to wake up and get back to sleep. Anf no, 5~6 times, 30 mins each won't do. You will need at least 15 of it in order to get enough sleep to be called a healthy sleeping routine.
not to mention ur day is not normal since you will sleep through half of the day, rendering urself useless for daily works like jobs and classes.
I don't really recommend doing this tbh
Sorry but you are wrong on this Aister.
This type of sleep Milanos mentioned falls under the term of Polyphasic Sleep, basically meaning you enter into REM sleep more than twice a day.
This type of sleep pattern is currently and has been used by smaller mammals in the past.
Capellini, I.; Nunn, C. L.; McNamara, P.; Preston, B. T.; Barton, R. A. (1 October 2008). "Energetic constraints, not predation, influence the evolution of sleep patterning in mammals". Functional Ecology 22 (5): 847–853. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2435.2008.01449.x. PMC 2860325. PMID 20428321.
Polyphasic sleep was associated with small body size, shorter sleep cycles and longer sleep durations. The correlation with size may reflect energetic constraints: small animals need to feed more frequently, preventing them from consolidating sleep into a single bout. The reduced daily sleep quotas in monophasic species suggests that the consolidation of sleep into one bout per day may deliver the benefits of sleep more efficiently and, since early mammals were small-bodied and polyphasic, a more efficient monophasic sleep pattern could be a hitherto unrecognized advantage of larger size.
Humans that attempt this sleep cycle, when done right and successfully can attain the full amount of REM sleep you would in a normal 8-hour cycle, but they can get this often in 3-4 hours of total sleep.
Like Milanos said, this type of sleep pattern takes a couple of weeks to adapt to, sometimes upto a full month even when done in total compliance with the routine you set up.
Why does it take so long? You are essentially training your body to fall into REM sleep almost instantly after you lie down, as this is the type of sleep your brain needs to "recharge". This can be a rough process as you might imagine in the first two or three days of attempting sleep during your 30 or 45 minute window will be incredibly hard, and even then once you do attain sleep it is ESSENTIAL you wake up the moment your allotted time is up.
Once your body is acclimated to this sleep schedule you essentially enter REM sleep within 5 minutes of the beginning of your sleep period, avoiding the NREM (Non REM) sleep that is near useless to your brain.
So Aister, before you respond basically stating as a fact that "No this type of sleep wont work" please back that up with some evidence. That is your OPINION and in this case it is wrong. It is a proven fact this type of sleep schedule exists and works in nature, and not only that but it is associated with mammals, which is what humans are.