Yo FishTits. (cool name lol,
I have alot of personal experience with sleep patterns and amphetamines, so I hope my two cents can prove valuable to you.
The rule is different for different people, but generally about 4 hours is the minimum one should safely adjust to in each 24 hour period. Some polyphasic cycles divide this into a 3 hour nap and 3 20 minute periods. I personally preffered 1 3 1/2 hour nap, and one 30 min nap.
It's not easy, and getting into the cycle usually comes with all the fun of stimulant psychosis. Hallucinations, delusions etc... Of course, it's up to you to decide if you can handle that or not. It never bothered me in the slightest. But then, I enjoy taking my mind to those places lol.
In combination with stimulants
the sleep cycle is not likely to set into a routine in the mind. Apart from cocaine
, most drugs
don't do anything reenforce plasticity, and therefore will not renforce learning a new routine. It may not be easy to get into a specific routine, which can be important with polyphasic sleep. As Pseudovoyager has said, you would be reprogramming your circadian rhythm... *rhythm* being the operative word. Without stimulants a new routine can be adopted into a natural pattern within about 10 days. With Amps, this may or may not happen at all, you'd be finding out for yourself.
Stepping outside of a rhythm has some interesting effects, personally speaking. I did a period of 2 months doing no more than 4 hour sleeps, but at random times each day. I experienced intermittant auditory and visual hallucinations for the whole period, but again, I was quite happy to experience it.
There are cases of people not sleeping at all, but it is often mentioned that an absense of REM dreaming can kill laboratory rats. Although it is unlikely to kill a human, achieving REM sleep from time to time is probably a good idea. If 3 hours isn't getting you there, then sleep longer or do something to induce dreaming.
Anyway, can't think of anything else right now as I am seriously hungover, lol, if you have any more questions, I'll do my best to answer them tomorrow.
Take Care of yourself