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Curr Biol. 2015 Dec 7;25(23):R1133-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.10.012.

Human Behavior: Sleep in Hunter-Gatherer Societies.

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1
Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5, Canada; Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5, Canada. Electronic address: john.peever@utoronto.ca.
2
Department of Physiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5, Canada; Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G5, Canada.

Abstract

How much would we sleep if we lived without the pressures and distractions associated with industrialized lifestyles? New research shows that hunter-gatherer societies sleep for 6-7 hours a night--a level similar to industrialized societies.

PMID:
26654373
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2015.10.012
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