Learning To Sleep From "Wild Nights"
How'd you sleep last night? Did you get eight hours, or at least try? Try and fail to get enough sleep is a constant refrain in the world today.
And maybe because we've tried to turn sleeping into something like shift work: pick a part of the day and SLEEP, boom. The body often does not cooperate.
In the book Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World, author Benjamin Reiss gives a lesson in what sleep was like before coffee and alarm clocks. And he considers what we might take from that lesson to make our sleeping more satisfying today.