Day 3 - "Your Ancestors Didn't Sleep Like You"

Today I read a short article from a site called "slumberwise.com" that a friend sent me. It's basically a recap of Roger Ekirch's book At Day's Close which I have on my shelf and will be reading at least the introduction of. Here is the article. 

For a moment, yesterday, I had this thought that maybe I was doing it all wrong. It's been seeming too easy. But this article talks about how people have been doing it - 3-4 hours for first sleep - 3-4 hour break, and then another 4 hours or so. But they do say that summer segmented sleep (though they never call it that) is nearly impossible. I disagree. I've been doing just fine. 

The best part - and the part that really makes this all worthwhile, is the part where the author states that "Most stayed in their beds and bedrooms, sometimes reading, and often they would use the time to pray." Apparently people didn't do all that much in the night time wakeful hours. I've been struggling with what to do with myself, and now I know that I've been doing pretty much what people did way back when... or at least... what we think they did. 

Satisfied that I don't really need to change up what I'm doing, I left a comment below the article (which has yet to be approved) to direct people here. I welcome any comments, questions, or other things that you may want to add in my own comments. 

Until tomorrow. G'Night.