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Our prehistoric sleeping habits

October 23rd, 2015

Episode 873 of 1517 episodes

Scientists wanting to understand the sleeping habits of our prehistoric ancestors have studied three hunter-gatherer societies in Africa and South America and have found that none of the members of these groups get more sleep than people in the industrialised world, with participants sleeping an average of six-and-a-half hours.

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