I've been hearing a lot lately about how weird my sleep schedule is, so I wanted to know about all of y'all's.
In the winter (now, in merica,) I go to bed around 10-11pm, wake up at 4am, stay up until 6 or so, then wake up for the day at 8am.
In the summer, I take a late afternoon nap, wake up to make dinner and eat and get the kids to bed, then go back to bed and wake up for the day around 4 am.
THEN I found this article, that suggests that sleeping the way I do didn't become unpopular until the 1800s.
Ekirch found that references to the first and second sleep started to disappear during the late 17th Century. This started among the urban upper classes in northern Europe and over the course of the next 200 years filtered down to the rest of Western society.
It does say you need a lot of darkness to successfully pull it off, which I have in the winter, and most people who did this only did it in the winter. I attribute my summer bi-modal sleep pattern to the effect heat has on my body and that we do way more physical activity during the summer. I'm just exhausted before bed gets here.
Anyway, how do you sleep? How many hours? One big one? Naps?