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  • Segmented Sleep

    Not sure if anyone else has heard of segmented sleep as described by Erich (sp?) In "At Days Close...", but I'm going to try it again. It's the idea that before artificial light was common, people generally slept in two phases called first sleep and second sleep with most people waking up about 12 or 1 in the morning, then going back to sleep after an hour or more.

    I suspect C.S. Lewis knew about this practice from some things I noticed in the Narnia Chronicles.
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  • #2
    Sounds a lot like an older man's night visits to the bathroom.
    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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    • #3
      Lol. Don't know how it would work during your summers...
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      • #4
        I generally wake up a few times during the night, then try to go back to sleep.

        And then in the daytime, I want to take a nap in the afternoon. Which probably means that my waking up in the middle of the night is what is making me tired in the afternoon.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DesertBerean View Post
          Lol. Don't know how it would work during your summers...
          It always light in my summers . . .
          Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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          • #6
            Whoa hey, we talked about this before...

            http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/sh...ight=segmented
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            • #7
              Originally posted by DesertBerean View Post
              Not sure if anyone else has heard of segmented sleep as described by Erich (sp?) In "At Days Close...", but I'm going to try it again. It's the idea that before artificial light was common, people generally slept in two phases called first sleep and second sleep with most people waking up about 12 or 1 in the morning, then going back to sleep after an hour or more.

              I suspect C.S. Lewis knew about this practice from some things I noticed in the Narnia Chronicles.
              I read about that some years ago but could never find anything more about it.

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              • #8
                Is this just biphasic sleeping? I've read a fair bit about polyphasic sleeping, though I get the impression that doing polyphasic with a core sleep (1am-4am, say) schedule is easier to maintain.
                I'm not here anymore.

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                • #9
                  It's part of that concept. Polyphasic just means more than one sleeptime. There are other theories like sleeping for two or four hours at a time per 24 hours.

                  Many critics have said this type of sleep would be confined to the middle part of the globe because sunrises/sunsets are radically different closer to the poles.
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                  • #10
                    Hm. Lately I've had to take something for my allergies (yup...it's that time of year) and I think it's messing with my experiment.
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                    • #11
                      I was riled up and had a lot of issues on my mind as well yesterday. On the bright side, I did talk to God and journal at about one AM.
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