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What sleep research can learn from history.

A new interesting article has been published in Sleep Health. 2018 Dec;4(6):515-518. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2018.10.004. Epub 2018 Oct 17. and titled:

What sleep research can learn from history.

Authors of this article are:

Ekirch AR.

A summary of the article is shown below:

This article, in noting the recent interest of historians in sleep, assesses both the difficulties and the advantages of studying human sleep in the past. The history of sleep affords important new perspectives not only on everyday life in earlier centuries but also on the underlying origins of contemporary sleep disorders, including middle-of-the-night insomnia.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

History;Segmented sleep;Sleep;Sleep disorder

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