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Old 03-12-2014, 17:04   #1
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They now even have a society.

“Historically human beings naturally slept in two distinct phases, with a period of wakefulness separating the two phases. There is evidence from sleep research, as well as from the reports of individuals, that this bi-modal sleep pattern, combined with a midday nap results in the experience of greater wakefulness during the day time, than uninterrupted sleep. During that period of wakefulness, the brain secretes high levels of prolactin, a hormone associated with a feeling of calm and well-being."

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Now I take GABA, as MCS suggested ... I sleep like the DEAD!

(well not exactly, my pump alerts still wake me, but ....!). No biphasic, for me!

ETA: They will cost the drug industry BILLIONS, if their message catches on!!! :-)

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GABA never did anything for me sleep wise or diabetes, at least anything I could notice. Glad that GABA is working for you. Have you ever tried phenibut is supposed to be a GABA that cross the brain barrier directly supposedly discovered by Russians. Is more expensive, I haven't tried but there is a lot of internet buzz about it's use and even some abuse of it.

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Now I take GABA, as MCS suggested ... I sleep like the DEAD!

(well not exactly, my pump alerts still wake me, but ....!). No biphasic, for me!

ETA: They will cost the drug industry BILLIONS, if their message catches on!!! :-)
It's not working for me like I thought it should. I am still only sleeping 2-3 hours and going back to sleep, waking every hour-hour and a half after that. How much are you taking and how are you taking it?

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It's not working for me like I thought it should. I am still only sleeping 2-3 hours and going back to sleep, waking every hour-hour and a half after that. How much are you taking and how are you taking it?
That is exactly how I "sleep" as well! I think I'll look into the GABA form that does cross the BBB, maybe it would help. Either way GABA does act on my CNS just fine, really helps with anxiety.

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I seam to wake up after 3 to 4 hours of sleep. However, I am able to go to back to sleep after feeding my cat. Now I am wondering if it would be worth giving this a try. Worth considering I guess. Maybe in the summer. That way I can go outside at night and enjoy the weather up here in the northeast.

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I read that article some time ago. The depictions of a 2-sleeps society have some charm. Seems difficult to fit it in a modern schedule, though.

(I sleep OK, once I finally get there. Natural-born night owl!)

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I seam to wake up after 3 to 4 hours of sleep. However, I am able to go to back to sleep after feeding my cat.
All bets are off when we introduce our cats to the equation!

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Because of my obsession with how every day people lived in medieval times I do know this. We know because written history describes the 'first' sleep and the 'second' sleep.

To save on candles (too expensive for peasants/farmers/the majority of the population) and rushes (rushes dipped in animal fat which results in a rather stinky and very low light) people would go to bed once it got dark. A human being can't really sleep for 12 hours at a time so they'd wake around midnight, talk to their family/spouse, make love (it was recommended) or potter around in the kitchen then go back for their second sleep.

Once artificial light became cheaper and more accessible those sleep patterns changed to the recommended uninterrupted 8 hours, (ideally but not always possible).

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And yes they did have an afternoon nap. For the peasants in the fields this right to have a nap was part of the conditions when working under their "Lord".

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