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  •  back in the day of "farm kids", there wasn't (0+ / 0-)

    rural electrification until the 40's in lots of places... when there's no artificial light after dark, you go to sleep at dark and wake up when the light comes back!

    I did see some interesting info a few weeks ago, that in the Middle Ages, some folks, in the winter when the dark hours were so much longer, practiced/experienced a pattern of sleeping for 6 hrs, waking up and moving around for 4 hours, then going back to sleep for another 6 hrs! (leaving 8 hrs for daylight activities).

    Myself, I have a heck of a time driving long distances during the winter... have terrible trouble keeping myself awake more than about an hour and a half after dark! in summer it's no problem, because dark is 9.30; but in winter, dark is 4.30!

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 01:50:22 AM PST

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