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The myth of the eight-hour sleep

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Little Bluestem, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

    Midwest, USA
    An interesting article on sleep.

    There is a reference to second sleep in one of the Bronte sister's books. I, of course, do not remember which one. :sluggish:

    ETA: I was tired when I got home this evening, so I had something to eat and laid down to 'rest a bit' at 10pm. I didn't wake up until 12:30 am. Now I am still up, which is longer than the tradition period between first and second sleep.
    Ember, SickOfSickness and merylg like this.
  2. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

    Concord, NH
    I've heard this before, it might have been covered by NYT even.

  3. Lotus97

    Lotus97 Senior Member

    United States
    When I made a recovery last year I was getting at least 10-11 hours of sleep, but it occurred over a 13-14 hour span where I woke up several times during the night and early morning.

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