Dr Neil Stanley Independent Sleep Expert
BACK John Bell, ‘On Periodicity in the Actions of the Animal Oeconomy during Health and Disease’, Philadelphia Journal of the Medical and Physical Sciences, i (1825), 332 here  It is also in the first hours of the morning, or in the second sleep, that spontaneous seminal evacuations take place, and never in the evening or before midnight. Despite what Ekirch contends this passage does not refer to a “morning nap” and actual speaks about being in ‘second sleep’ which you would have though Ekirch would have noticed.
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