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Letter of Recommendation: Segmented Sleep

Segmented Sleep: "It’s not insomnia if you stay up voluntarily." | NYT

Our modern idea that a solid 8 hours represents healthy sleep is a myth. Historically human beings naturally slept in two distinct phases, with a period of wakefulness separating the two phases. There is evidence from sleep research, as well as from the reports of individuals, that this bi-modal sleep pattern, combined with a midday nap results in the experience of greater wakefulness during the day time, than uninterrupted sleep. During that period of wakefulness, the brain secretes high…

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Segmented Sleep. I've slept like this for years and didn't know it was "natural".

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Sleep We Have Lost: Pre-industrial Slumber in the British Isles A. ROGER EKIRCH

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from the Guardian

I used to be tired all the time too. 'Segmented sleep' solved that

Until Thomas Edison came along, our ancestors preferred to have two sleeps per night with a break in between. Converting back to it has been tricky, but worth it

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Facts about sleeping you never knew - WTF fun facts

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Letter of Recommendation: Segmented Sleep

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Throughout history there have been numerous accounts of segmented sleep, from medical texts, to court records and diaries.

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Letter of Recommendation: Segmented Sleep

Letter of Recommendation: Segmented Sleep - The New York Times