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.

sciencealert.com/humans-used-t

@InvaderXan I love reading about this. Nothing ignites my anticapitalism like realizing that even something fundamental and universal as sleep has been turned against us.

This also sheds some light on why newborns' sleep schedules can be so taxing for new parents

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Yeah, it feels like we've all been messed with in the name of Productivity™. 😐

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