Sleep

Sleep the Day Away

Researchers are releasing data every year to prove the importance that sleep has on the body. On average most adults recorded getting no less than 5 to 6 hours of sleep a night. And some extreme cases participants recorded having less sleep. The World Health Organization regulates that the average adult needs at least 7 hours of sleep and no more than 9 hours of sleep per night. The happy medium would be to get 8 hours. The medical community has often preached getting 8 hours of sleep. One columnist released an article chronicling her discovery of what sleep should really look like. Our ancestors were never on an 8 hour consistent sleep cycle. They traditionally practiced first and second sleep. A common night of sleep for most people would look like a 6 o’clock bedtime. At 10 o’clock, people would wake up and this time would be considered Watch Time. People would bring in their livestock, pray, visit neighbors, clean or prepare food for later meal, and married couples would engage in intercourse. Around 12 am or 1 am, they would go back to sleep and arise when the sun came up. Alexei Beltyukov has learned that a┬árecent 16 years study has concluded that these four hour blocks are actually how the human body should respond to sleep. When the body sleeps, it is essentially in a comatose state. Forcing yourself into an 8-hour induced coma, can make the body more lethargic. It is still recommended that adults get 8 hours of sleep, but the blogger who studied the sleep case notes that the 8 hours should be broken up into 4 blocks. There are numerous websites and blogs pages dedicated to advising people on how to incorporate 4 hours sleeping blocks into their lives. One thing is for certain, those who swear by the 4 hour sleep blocks have nothing but good things to say about it.