The traditional monophasic sleep schedule has never fit me really well. When I was younger I experimented a lot with sleep deprevation, which usually ended with a much longer then normal monophasic sleep block. I decided I would start experimenting with polyphasic sleep.
Here is my plan: Start adding 15-30 minute naps every 4 to 6 hours during the day, and then gradually reduce the amount of time I sleep at night. I actually participated in Dawn’s polyphasic sleep schedule a few times, and so I have gotten really good at the 15 minute REM nap.