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October 23rd, 2015
Episode 808 of 1804 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.