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

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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Segmented Sleep - New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/03/magazine/letter-of-recommendation-segmented-sleep.html

Segmented Sleep - New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/03/magazine/letter-of-recommendation-segmented-sleep.html

Letter of Recommendation: Segmented Sleep - The New York Times
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“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 uninterruptedRead More

“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 uninterruptedRead More

Is It Insomnia or Just Your Body Trying To Act Naturally?  Segmented Sleep Patterns

Is It Insomnia or Just Your Body Trying To Act Naturally? Segmented Sleep Patterns

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Ekirch’s research found that we didn’t always sleep for an average of 8 hours straight. Instead we would sleep in two shorter periods throughout the night. All sleep would occur within a 12 hour time frame that started with 3 or 4 hours of sleep, followed by being awake for 3 hours or so and then sleeping again until the morning.

Ekirch’s research found that we didn’t always sleep for an average of 8 hours straight. Instead we would sleep in two shorter periods throughout the night. All sleep would occur within a 12 hour time frame that started with 3 or 4 hours of sleep, followed by being awake for 3 hours or so and then sleeping again until the morning.

"Sleep We Have Lost" - Historical references to humans typically having two shorter periods of sleep instead of one period of sleep. Fascinating!

"Sleep We Have Lost" - Historical references to humans typically having two shorter periods of sleep instead of one period of sleep. Fascinating!

Waking up throughout the night may be frustrating, but there's reason to head back to bed with a mind at ease: Segmented sleep is normal, and without the anxiety you may avoid insomnia.

Waking up throughout the night may be frustrating, but there's reason to head back to bed with a mind at ease: Segmented sleep is normal, and without the anxiety you may avoid insomnia.

THE Reason You Wake Up In The Middle Of The Night Isnt Insomnia (AND HOW TO FIX IT)

THE Reason You Wake Up In The Middle Of The Night Isnt Insomnia (AND HOW TO FIX IT)

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