Awake Between Slumbers

STC 13312, title page and frontispiece

Some authors do their best writing in the morning. Others write at night.  I may have found a new time to write. From SlumberWise , here’s an article that says, “Before the 1800s … your ancestors slept in a way that modern sleepers would find bizarre – they slept twice. And so can you.

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The existence of our sleeping twice per night was first uncovered by Roger Ekirch, professor of History at Virginia Tech.  His research found that we didn’t always sleep in one eight hour chunk. We used to sleep in two shorter periods, over a longer range of night. This range was about 12 hours long, and began with a sleep of three to four hours, wakefulness of two to three hours, then sleep again until morning.

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