Did you know that, in earlier times, it was considered ‘normal’ to sleep in short segments of 3-4 hours each – a nightcap, reading, or visiting neighbors for some midnight conversation was an accepted form of breaking sleep monotony during the night?! Nowadays, the concept of segmented, ‘polyphasic’ sleep is a forgotten practice.
Much has changed about how we sleep today vis-à-vis our ancestors’ sleep habits, as comprehensively highlighted in this infographic on the evolution of sleep patterns. What’s not changed is the fact that sleep is good for mind, body and soul!
Infographic Source: The Evolution of Sleep – A Brief History by Online Mattress Review