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How We Used to Sleep in Medieval Days

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Michie

    Michie Perch Perkins. Catholic reporter. ;) Supporter

    Christine Baumgarthuber of the delightful Austerity Kitchen blog has a column on how people slept in pre-industrial societies. Instead of a single eight-hour interval, most people had a “first” and “second” sleep:
  2. Wolseley

    Wolseley Beaucoup-Diên-Cai-Dāu

    I tend to go to sleep and wake up about four hours later; then I can't shut my head off (the PTSD I'm told), so I lay there and read for three to four hours, then go back to sleep for another three to four----if I can sleep that long. Usually I have to get up and get the kid ready for school, so my prime sleep time (the second four-hour block) is always interrupted. As a result, I'm usually either somewhat dopey during the day, or if it's really bad I'll got back to bed for a while later in the morning, but I won't sleep deeply---it's more of a doze, enough so that I can function properly.
  3. Memento Mori

    Memento Mori Guest