Before the rise of industry, it was normal for people to sleep in two phases each night.

People had no set bedtimes. Sleeping was determined by whether or not there were things to do. Most people would have a first and second sleep, with a couple of hours awake inbetween. This is probably the way humans are supposed to sleep.

Modern schedules don't really let us do that. Perhaps we should think about changing that.

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@InvaderXan i actually fell into this pattern for a while, after i gave up on trying to stay employed. unfortunately, it later resulted in sleeping only three hours a night because i for some reason once i wake up now, i can't go back to sleep for hours, even if i'm tired af.

@lyliawisteria
Hmmm... Yeah, I guess it's troublesome if you can't catch the second half. Insomnia is awful and I know just what that's like. 😕

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