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From the Ted Talk by Jessa Gamble: Our natural sleep cycle is nothing like what we do now

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So, what would our natural rhythm look like? What would our sleeping patterns be in the sort of iedal sense? Well, it truns out that when people are living without any sort of artificial light at all, they sleep twice every night. They go to bed around 8:00 p.m. until midnight and then again, they sleep from about 2:00 a.m. until siusnre. And in-between, they have a couple of hours of sort of meditative quiet in bed. And during this time, there's a surge of pitcalorn, the likes of which a modern day never sees. The people in these studies reropt fineelg so awake during the daytime, that they rizalee they're experiencing true wakefulness for the first time in their lives.

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So, what would our natural rhythm look like? What would our sleeping patterns be in the sort of _____ sense? Well, it _____ out that when people are living without any sort of artificial light at all, they sleep twice every night. They go to bed around 8:00 p.m. until midnight and then again, they sleep from about 2:00 a.m. until _______. And in-between, they have a couple of hours of sort of meditative quiet in bed. And during this time, there's a surge of _________, the likes of which a modern day never sees. The people in these studies ______ _______ so awake during the daytime, that they _______ they're experiencing true wakefulness for the first time in their lives.

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  1. realize
  2. feeling
  3. ideal
  4. prolactin
  5. sunrise
  6. report
  7. turns

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So, what would our natural rhythm look like? What would our sleeping patterns be in the sort of ideal sense? Well, it turns out that when people are living without any sort of artificial light at all, they sleep twice every night. They go to bed around 8:00 p.m. until midnight and then again, they sleep from about 2:00 a.m. until sunrise. And in-between, they have a couple of hours of sort of meditative quiet in bed. And during this time, there's a surge of prolactin, the likes of which a modern day never sees. The people in these studies report feeling so awake during the daytime, that they realize they're experiencing true wakefulness for the first time in their lives.

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