In keeping with our sleep theme this week our comfy warm Faerie Cat Beds and Inserts are on sale! No need to use a code to get that sale price – it’s right on the website. But this sale is for a limited time only so be quick like a kitty!
Be warm and toasty, and catch those z’s with our Made in Northern California plush cat beds and inserts.
You’ll be fascinated to learn that our ancestors did sleep, wake up, and then sleep again. A bit like cats, but not all day long, rather overnight.
Long before the Industrial Revolution and the invention of electricity people went “early to bed and early to rise”. And what exactly does that mean? Did they really go to bed early and sleep for hours on end? No.
Our ancestors did not sleep straight through the night, rather they had two nightly sleeps. They would go to bed early and sleep for a few hours, and then they would wake up. Which we modern humans often do, probably our Circadian Rhythms trying to tell us something. So we toss and turn, and feel guilt or anger for not falling back to sleep, they got up and did things, generally quiet things like meditate, pray or read. A few hours later they’d fall back to sleep again for the duration of the night.
Also before the invention of electricity our ancestors slept in complete darkness other than some light from a full moon. There was no light to disturb their sleep or rest. There was no artificial street light or light from electronics to disturb their sleep or rest.
Our cats have their own Circadian Rhythms which are: Sleep. Wake up. Sleep. They do this throughout the day. What’s similar between us and cats is that we aren’t meant to sleep for hours on end.
Doing what you can to flow with human Circadian Rhythm will keep us youthful and disease free. And probably even as agile as a cat.
The article on this link will explain how our ancestors used to sleep. Do read it, it contains a lot of fascinating details about what people did during those wakeful hours at night.
This is one of hundreds of websites that talk about how Circadian Rhythm affects everything from sleep, weight gain and loss, our moods, our aging process, and overall health:
Mark’s Daily Apple tells us how to get great sleep:
Why the blue light glare is absolutely horrible for us:
In our modern world light is present all night long. And it’s not good for us. Any amount of light coming through the window (or from electronics in your bedroom) penetrates your skin and disturbs your sleep. Disturbed sleep has a negative impact on your health and longevity. This ingenious company makes customized and removable black out panels.
Turn that darned computer off! Turn off the TV! When it gets dark, dim the lights!
Your cat faerie turns off her computer by 6pm. Well, she tries to anyway. This gizmo will cut down on the blue light which comes from your computer and which is keeping you from falling asleep and staying asleep, and sleeping deeply. Blue lights from your computer or TV or phone (etc.) affects our brains and sleep patterns. (More on the hazards of blue lights at nighttime below.)