International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day Is On May 12, 2018
Thomas Hennessy, Jr., selected May 12th to be our international awareness day back in 1992. He knew that May 12th had also been the birthday of Florence Nightingale. She was the English army nurse who helped to found the Red Cross as well as the first school of nursing in the world.
Discuss the article on the Forums.

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 All Good Things Must Come to an End

    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. *GG*

    *GG* senior member

    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.

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page