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The Incredible Story Of Sleep …
March 8, 2022, 8:15 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Attitude & Aptitude, Culture, Health, Sleep

A few weeks ago, I listened to a radio program about sleep.

While its importance has been well documented, this program covered the history of sleep and how it has been dramatically impacted by the way society now lives.

I know, I’m not doing a great job of selling it am I?

But if you listen to the program, you will hear how we used to sleep in 2 phases … how the Industrial Revolution played a significant role in damaging it, from introducing the attitude of ‘time is money’ to the rise of artificial illumination … how we now sleep 20% less than we did 70 years ago and how literally every ailment, illness, negative impact on life is directly attributable to sleep deprivation.

It’s 24 minutes of wonderfulness, which, ironically, will leave you wide awake.

Who knew this blog could actually be interesting and educational?

Though, I appreciate, it’s only because I’m presenting someone else’s brilliant work.

Story of my life.

So if you want to know why one of the most considerate things you can do as a partner, parent or boss is encourage the people around you to get more rest than society tends to let them experience, you can listen to the reasons and background here.