Sleep Expert Explains Why Biphasic Sleeping Might Be Better Than Conventional Sleep Patterns

Sleep Expert Explains Why Biphasic Sleeping Might Be Better Than Conventional Sleep Patterns

Biphasic sleeping, or the process of sleeping twice within a span of 24 hours, might sound like an unorthodox way to get some rest, but a sleep expert believes that it could be a solid alternative to traditional, monophasic sleep.

In a column written for the Daily Mail, Dr. Michael Mosley, who is best known for the BBC One series The Truth About Sleep, explained that it’s common for people to have lighter sleep patterns, especially as they grow older. He related his own experiences waking up at around 3 a.m., regardless of what time he went to bed or how tired he was, and spending the next few hours awake, before finally going back to sleep and waking up to the sound of his alarm clock.

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