Dr Neil Stanley Independent Sleep Expert
BACK Edward Smith, Health: a Handbook for Households and Schools (New York, 1875), 102 here  But when should we awake and get up? Clearly when we are conscious of dreaming, for consciousness has then in great part returned. To awake feeling refreshed, and yet strive to sleep again is to waste time and weaken the body; for every one knows that the second sleep is not so refreshing as the first. Yet many do this, either from sloth or to wait until a fixed hour for rising. This passage is nothing to do with ‘early rising’ per se it talks about waking once conciousness has “in great part returned” the quote given by Ekirch need to be taken in the context of the entire passage. BACK
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