Author: Ashley Doyle

31Jan The Full History of Human Sleep and Sleep Patterns

After the Industrial Revolution, many people reported sleeplessness—a condition called maintenance insomnia. A sleep historian, Roger Ekirch, states the recent invention of electricity, artificial lights, and a demand for extended workdays have caused human beings to adjust their sleep habits, causing an influx of sleep disorders, anxiety, and stress. Between the 1600’s and 1700s, humans … Continue reading “The Full History of Human Sleep and Sleep Patterns”