I read this article a while ago and was chuffed to come across an example of it in The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade. It was written in 1861 and set in the 15th century. Just thought I'd mention it!The Myth of Eight Hours Sleep
I've read about this before (it's mentioned earlier in this thread which I've revived after 11 years, some things sleeping lie) it's interesting that the eight hours solid, isn't actually our natural sleep pattern, but one imposed by efficient artificial lighting and the coming of the industrial revolution....oh and coffee.
I'd read that before and was struck by it. It does seem to work OK if you potter about for an hour at 3am or so, if you've woken naturally, especially if one wakes when one should, that is, towards the end of a complete sleep cycle.I read this article a while ago and was chuffed to come across an example of it in The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade. It was written in 1861 and set in the 15th century. Just thought I'd mention it!
The reverse is true also. Once one has sleep apnea it's harder to lose weight.
This stuff is pricey, but like it says on the bottle it really does work. I've only ever had it bought as a gift and it did away with the need for ear plugs (the cat scratching is enough to wake me, I'm a very light sleeper). The ear plugs were causing weird tinnitus effects anyway, so only worked up to a point.
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Thanks for the advice! Pumpkin seeds...never heard of them used as a cure...wouldn't hurt to try it though.
Francine Stock talks to the sleep scientist Matthew Walker whose latest book is a clarion call to get more sleep, as the latest research confirms that sleeping less than 6 or 7 hours has a devastating impact onphysical and mental health.
Armed with proof that shift work is detrimental for workers, political strategist Matthew Taylor considers what responsibility companies have to their staff in making sure they get enough sleep and whether since industrialisation modern working practises militate against this.
Concerns about lack of sleep and remedies for improving it are nothing new: the historian Sasha Handley looks back to early modern sleep patterns and advice, and wonders why so many of our forebears slept in two distinct phases with an hour in the early hours set aside for sex, housework or reading.
The latest exhibition at the National Gallery, Reflections, co-curated by Susan Foister, shows how the medieval painter van Eyck had a huge influence on the Pre-Raphaelite painters, whose work stood in opposition to creeping industrialisation and harked back to a by-gone era of knights and sweet slumber.
The Haunting Effects Of Going Days Without Sleep
Decades ago, Randy Gardner stayed awake for 11 days. He broke a record in the process, but the teenage stunt has come back to haunt him. At 71, he offers wisdom about staying up past your bedtime. ...
I have similar problems, although not quite as extreme.I have never slept well.
But this was made much worse when I was a maintenance engineer at a food factory. Some nights I would be called out to fix problems. Often more than once; the record was four.
Then, of course, it is time to get up and go to work.
My present routine is to go to bed about 02:00-02:30.
I get off to sleep around 04:00, but have to wake up and take a tablet at 08:00.
I rise at around 10:00, feeling as if I haven't been to sleep at all.
Generally I begin to feel 'awake ' around 14:00.