Biphasic sleep, lol

For quite some time, especially since the heart attack, my sleep pattern has been interrupted, such that I do one round of sleep, wake up, do things on the computer and then go back and do round two.

Apparently I’m not alone in this and I’m not sure if it is cheering to know other poor sods are doing this too but then Rossa’s mother came to the rescue:

Uh huh.

For thousands of years, humans slept in two shifts. Should we do it again? Researchers believe that the practice of sleeping through the whole night didn’t really take hold until just a few hundred years ago.


8 comments for “Biphasic sleep, lol

  1. Sackerson
    November 14, 2018 at 06:39

    Learned about this at an NT property in Herefordshire. Seems very sensible.

  2. FrankH
    November 14, 2018 at 10:54

    I do that. I go to sleep, wake up, go to the toilet, go back to sleep. I think it’s called old age. 😉

    Sometimes I do tri- or quatra-phasic sleep.

    (Is “quatra” correct? I’m sure I could find out on Google but life’s too short. 🙂 )

  3. Kevin B
    November 14, 2018 at 13:42

    I take a magnesium supplement, (magnesium glycinate), which helps me get off to sleep and also to get back to sleep when I get up for a pee. It also helps reduce the amount of leg and foot cramps I suffer with and it keeps me regular of course.

    This page also makes some claims about heart health etc. but I take them with a pinch of salt, (despite the dire warnings about my blood pressure.)

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  5. Doonhamer
    November 14, 2018 at 23:15

    As well as being a consequence of old age it also got something to do with having babies. And in days before contraception there were always babies.

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