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Roger Ekirch

My Q and A With Roger Ekirch on the Way We Sleep, and How It's Changed Over the Centuries

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Roger Ekirch is a professor of history at Virginia Tech and a leading scholar on segmented sleep -- the idea that for much of history people slept into two separate chunks separated by a waking period. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on "normal" insomnia, how technological advances have changed the way we sleep, and why in many ways we're living in a golden age of sleep.

Is 8 Hours Of Sleep Unnatural?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Conventional wisdom tells us that we should get at least eight hours of sleep a night, but a recent report by the BBC suggests that this might just be...