Remarkable article on broken sleep!!
I am starting a new thread rather than post way at the end of Gibby's thread on sleep because I don't want anyone interested in sleep problems to miss this. I mentioned on the other thread that DH follows the professional literature closely. This morning he was stunned to read this. Now we are both saying wow, could that be it?
Basically this article describes that in early preindustrial times and in even some current remote cultures, two stages of sleep is normal. There is even language for it: first sleep and second sleep. The time between the two sleeps is for sex, visiting, chores, dream reflection and contemplation. (have to imagine the whole extended family in the same space. get it while you can, I guess).
Our bodies may be wired for broken sleep. Two stages.
DH is fascinated. And considering how to reframe that mid sleep awakening into a useful time. Interesting concept to "go with" the awakening rather than fight it.
Here is the link. Prepare to have your curiosity piqued.
Here is a link that might be useful: Article: