Getting enough sleep is important. However, when we are unable to sleep, we almost always jump straight into assuming they have insomnia. Thankfully, this isn’t the case.
As it turns out, if we wake up during the night (segmented sleep), it is not a big issue and is most of the time not seen as a disorder. You see, according to Roger Ekirch our ancestors actually practiced segmented sleep. In between sleeping people would do chores, pray, and so forth.
This is said to be quite relaxing because between first and second sleep around midnight our brain is supposed to produce a hormone that supports the feeling of relaxation. We may be forcing sleep issues on ourselves by not going by this sleep pattern when you really think about it.
If our bodies prefer segmented sleep and we deny them that then they will develop issues. for more on this please take the time to watch the video below. Could we be sleeping the wrong way? Do you think you would be able to give segmented sleep a try?