A self-proclaimed sleep expert has claimed there’s a much better way to feel rested.
Known only as Robyn, TikToker said the eight-hour sleep routine was a “scam.”
Sleep Foundation experts have recommended that adults should get between seven and nine hours of sleep every night.
But Robyn claimed the routine was “rooted” in society.
She explained: “We used to not stick to the eight-hour sleep schedule.
“We used to sleep twice: they were called first and second sleeps.
“Basically, you would get up at dawn and do most if not all of your work in the first half of the day.”
Robyn explained that around noon, people would take their lunch break before napping.
She said: “It’s just another regeneration phase for your body to restore the energy it used up before.”
She said people would wake up around 4 p.m. before moving on to the rest of the day.
The clip has been liked more than 750,000 times online and sparked a lot of discussion.
One viewer admitted feeling lazy after the second sleep.
TikTokers have said that taking an extra nap during the day after school and work makes them “feel better”.
Siestas, which translates to afternoon nap, are common in Mediterranean and southern European countries.
Most shops close between 2pm and 4pm to give their employees a quick rest during the hottest part of the day.
Experts at the National Sleep Foundation say taking a 20-minute break can improve your alertness.
Child sleep expert Hannah Costello, meanwhile, has said parents should check if their baby needs more rest if they wake up too early.
She said, “If your baby wakes up and falls asleep right back to you with a cuddle, a meal, or with help, then he needs more sleep.”
She recommended parents install blackout blinds, which can help block the early morning light from coming through.
Costello also explained that summer is the perfect time to encourage a later bedtime.
And a study from Northwestern University School of Medicine claims that sleeping in the lowest ambient light can impair your cardiovascular function.
Phyllis Zee, director of sleep medicine, and her team studied how light affects sleep in healthy adults aged 63 to 84.
According to the study, sleeping for just one night in low light, such as B. a TV, blood sugar and heart rate of people.
https://www.the-sun.com/health/5712942/sleep-expert-schedule-myth-feel-rested/ I’m a sleep expert – the popular “sleep schedule” is a myth, there’s a much better way to feel rested