Zombie Mode

By Emma Forbes

Zombie Mode is the phenomenon every polyphasic sleeper experiences where they do things after they wake up, without remembering anything, often resulting in them changing things about then going back to sleep.

This phenomenon is completely out of your control. If you wake up when you are in SWS your brain has lots of delta band activity, and your frontal cortex is disconnected from the rest of your brain, and very inactive.

The good news is, you can create a trained response with Pavlov’s dog-like training so that when you are in this state you start doing a morning ritual rather than going back to bed.