I knew it!

Anthropologists have found evidence that during preindustrial Europe, bi-modal sleeping was considered the norm. Sleep onset was determined not by a set bedtime, but by whether there were things to do.
That's totally me.

Not really news (original article was from 2016) but it was new to me as I stumbled over it on Mastodon.

#sleep #Anthropology #Society
I'm all for an after-lunch nap session! Let's do this!
Hans W diaspora
Does not sound like a nap after lunch :-) Was doing a 12 hour work day devided into two shifts for months. it simply kills your sleep rythm to be honest. I do not see this as a good solution for the long run.
No, I'm sure splitting 12-hour days is probably a bad idea for general health for any number of reasons!
They say regular "power napping" for 5 mins helps focus and productivity during the day. Maybe then less sleep is needed at night?
I'm guessing if you're behind on your sleep at night, until you make up for it no amount of power-napping is going to reduce the amount you need after dark...