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Old 10-25-2013, 05:39 PM   #181
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Didn't look at that article yet taxy, but are they calling it "Second Sleep"? Ran across that term when I was having long awake states during the night. I've never been a Straight-Eight kind of sleeper ever.
Second sleep or morning sleep.
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:04 AM   #182
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:29 AM   #183
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You can sleep this evening Addie. No Cards/Sox game since they travel to St. Louis today.

Didn't look at that article yet taxy, but are they calling it "Second Sleep"? Ran across that term when I was having long awake states during the night. I've never been a Straight-Eight kind of sleeper ever.
The only time I ever slept through the night was during my working days. Now I can do housework any time I want and what I want to do. I made an apple pie earlier, cleaned the kitchen, took a nap and now will be making brownies in a short while. I love being retired. My time is my own.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:08 AM   #184
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Yup Addie, we're on our own time clock too around here. Not sure if it's Alaskan time or Hawaiian time, but it works for us most of the time. I can go on my 6 hours at "night" as long as kitty and I get our nap during Greater Boston.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:30 AM   #185
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Sleeping twice per night seems to be the way most Westerners did for a very long time
Many dairy ranchers do that still. Full udders demand emptying!
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