Sunday, December 30, 2012

He Knows When You're Awake

So, here's some good news for those of us who wake in the middle of the night, spend a couple of hours awake, then fall asleep again. It's just another thing we're doing the old-fashioned way!

This interesting article lets us know that, actually, "first sleep" and "second sleep" were very common throughout history, and it has only been in the past century or so that we have abandoned it in favor of a single, shorter sleep period.

Now if we could just adopt the hobbit practice of "first breakfast," "second breakfast," and "elevensies," we'd be in good shape! By this time of the day, I'd like to have eaten a little bit at least three different times!

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