Do we sleep better in blocks of 4 hours?

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Do we sleep better in blocks of 4 hours?
« on: 15/06/2008 23:00:12 »
Jennifer P asked the Naked Scientists:

I'm writing from cold snowy Montreal I was wondering if it's true that we have to sleep in blocks of 4 hours in order to get a good night sleep. in other words 9 hours you would wake up sleepy but 8 hours would be
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« Reply #1 on: 15/06/2008 23:41:58 »
So what about 12 hours??? 16??? etc.

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« Reply #3 on: 16/06/2008 06:03:09 »
Thanks RD!

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« Reply #5 on: 16/06/2008 07:16:58 »
NO But I had a hard time understanding the chart! dowhat is second stage referring to... is that the deeper sleep?

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« Reply #6 on: 16/06/2008 07:36:28 »
NO But I had a hard time understanding the chart! dowhat is second stage referring to... is that the deeper sleep?
Stage 2 is deeper than Stage 1 ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep#Stages_of_sleep

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« Reply #7 on: 16/06/2008 13:44:59 »
OK thats what I thought.  Stage two would be nice in longer shots for me.. and rem would be nice on a more regular basis!

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« Reply #8 on: 26/07/2008 18:20:31 »
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