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Offline TylerDurden

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A more ancient way to sleep
« on: February 08, 2017, 10:38:02 am »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4202016/Why-waking-night-natural.html

I often get pilloried for my sleeping habits(eg:- sleeping 4 hours and then waking up for  the remainder of the night and then spending perhaps 30-60 minutes asleep during lunch-hour). The above sounds interesting, though, as an idea. Note how working hours are cited to have been  much shorter before the Industrial Revolution......
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Re: A more ancient way to sleep
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 04:15:49 am »
Nice article.

I've already mentioned it on this forum a while ago:

"Biphasic sleep"

http://www.rawpaleodietforum.com/off-topic/how-much-sleep-do-rpders-need-poll/msg132901/#msg132901

Still cool to be reminded of such phenomenon.

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Re: A more ancient way to sleep
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 05:05:48 am »
Sorry, forgot it had been mentioned before. The only thing I would like to add is that biphasic sleep seems to have been more of a phenomenon of pre-industrial times, not necessarily palaeolithic times.

Here are a couple more articles on other suggested palaeo sleep-routines:-

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1279204/Trouble-sleeping-The-solution-lie-ancestors-lifestyle-taking-rests-like-caveman.html

http://gizmodo.com/humans-who-lived-in-caves-to-study-isolation-slept-for-1741583871
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