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8 Hours of Sleep is a Myth

Here are links to two of our favorite articles on sleep.  The gist of it is that prior to the light bulb, most people slept in two 4-hour periods with a 1-2 hour active period in the middle.  This might help explain why some people in our society just can’t make the single giant sleep period work.

Now then, how do we convince people to try devoting 10+ hours to sleep?  Perhaps if they realize that they get back 1-2 hours of that in the middle of the night?

http://www.alternet.org/personal-health/8-hour-sleep-myth-how-i-learned-everything-i-knew-about-sleep-was-wrong?page=0%2C0

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-16964783

 

Just think how much better depression and anxiety problems in Owings Mills and Reisterstown might be with some proper sleep.

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