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Sleep and Society

Special | 43m 10s

Matthew Wolf-Meyer, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Binghamton University, discusses how industrialization has transitioned our sleep patterns into a consolidated model, where we sleep through the night. Our agrarian roots allowed for a biphasic, dividing your sleep into two periods, or polyphasic, sleeping numerous times during twenty four hours, model.

Aired: 09/15/16

Rating: TV-G

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