Fundamentals about sleep you didn't learn in school

Fundamentals about sleep you didn't learn in school

The Historical Pattern of Sleep Before Electricity

Usually ancient people go to sleep 3hours and 20minutes after sunset and wake up before sunrise and they will be sleeping throughout the night and none seem to be suffering from insomnia according to The Cable News Network (CNN).

They have been having peaceful sleep and are not affected by anxiety, stress or depression because they live a better life where they work during the day and sleep at night. We are not able to sleep at night because we have been idle and not working during the day.

The concept of the mattress started when the early hominids, able to sleep on the ground since the day they found fire which they have learned will chase away the predators at night. Accordingly the earliest form of mattress to sleep on can be found dated back to roughly 77,000 years ago. There also was evidence of a bed found in a rock shelter in South Africa during the same time and they also knew how to kill mosquitoes.

The World Economic Forum in one of its agenda in 2014 talked about "A brief history of sleep" where the date about the first scientific theories about sleep was formulated around 500 to 450 B.C. by Alcmaeon from Croton who is a Greek doctor and Philosopher. He advocated that the blood withdraw to the interior of the body from the exterior and it is due to sleep.

Each tribe during the prehistoric period sleeps an average of 5.7 to 7.1 hours every night which is quite the same as the modern societies reported sleep duration according to an article published in 2015 by the Harvard University.

Wikipedia states that pillows were used by the wealthy Mesopotamian around 7000 BC for comfort and also to keep bugs and insects from entering hair, mouth, nose and ears while sleeping. An online platform, WikiAnswer states that blankets are from prehistoric time where the first blankets were made from animal skin, piles of grasses and woven reeds and the evidence can be found around the ancient tombs globally.

Understanding Sleep

Sleep is essential and quality of sleep is imperial especially for the brain and body to function optimally. The one-third of our time that we spend as a daily routine to sleep is essential for the survival of the brain and body because that is the time toxins can be removed which was building up during our awakening state.

The biological purpose of sleep eludes us in mystery but sleep plays a prominent role from our cell to the body system because it is a complex and dynamic process that either makes us healthy, active and strong or increases the risks of diseases and disorders such as irritability, relationship problem, anxiety, high blood pressure, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression.

Learn more about the need to regulate sleep and what happens in the brain during our sleep (

The most chronic sleep disorders according to The Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are:

  • Insomnia which is also known as the inability to start sleeping or unable to continue with sleep.
  • Narcolepsy is sudden muscle weakness combined with oversleeping during day time.
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is often associated with the sensation of creeping, aches and pains throughout the legs.
  • Sleep apnea or snoring that make frequent gasping or snorting where sleep is interrupted momentarily.

Learn more about the disease ( and if you or someone you know experiences any of it, please visit your physician or healthcare provider especially those who specialize in sleep medicine. 

Better Sleep

To improve sleeping habits, there are steps that can be taken but first you must get enough sleeping time. With enough sleeping time especially at night will result in a happier and productive mood during day time. There are some tips to improve sleeping habits and it mainly involves lifestyle modifications (

  • Regular sleeping and waking up time.
  • Stop caffeine in the afternoon and evening.
  • Stop nicotine.
  • Regular exercises.
  • Don't drink alcohol before bed.
  • Don't eat heavy meals late in the evening.
  • Avoid having a nap after 3pm.
  • Take a warm bath, read or listen to relaxing music before going to bed.
  • The temperature in the room must be cool.
  • Avoid distractions such as noises, bright lights, TV, computer, mobile phone, or tablet before bed.
  • Get enough exposure to the sun during the daytime.
  • If you can't sleep within 20 minutes of bed, then do something relaxing.
  • See your healthcare provider if you have continuous trouble sleeping.

Most of us are working in shifts, so the following are additional tips because it will be harder even to get a good sleep.

  • Always take naps whenever you can especially try to increase the amount of time for sleep.
  • The workplace lights must be bright.
  • Try to have a limited shift change for the body to adjust accordingly.
  • Avoid caffeine use in the first part of the shift,
  • Use light-blocking curtains and sound absorption materials to remove distraction during daytime sleep.

Home Remedy

In a situation where you are not having enough sleep or are not able to sleep at night, Wash your face, hands and feet and also sprinkle your eyes with using your palms for 5 to 7 times and then place the orgone energy healing pyramid near your bed to get rid of the negative energy and help you get harmonized in all aspects of life, especially high quality sleep. You can read more on the benefits of the Orgone Pyramids given at the links below:

Amethyst Orgone Pyramid

Labradorite Orgone Pyramid

Carnelian Orgone Pyramid

Amazonite Orgone Pyramid

Mookaite Orgone Pyramid

Fuchsite Orgone Pyramid

Black Tourmaline Orgone Pyramid

Fluorite Crystal Orgone Pyramid

Sunstone Crystal Orgone Pyramid

Rainbow Moonstone Orgone Pyramid

Lapis Lazuli Orgone Pyramid

Seven Layered Chakra Orgone Pyramid

Blue Lace Agate Orgone Pyramid

Recharge your energy positively by having sound sleep at night and it is one of the most essential remedies for good physical and mental health because with good quality sleep, your mind becomes healthy, fresh and creative.

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