Before the eighteen hundreds, family members all slept together. Small homes and inadequate heat during winter made us huddle together.
Our sleep patterns were different then because most people were farmers. In the mid-to-late eighteen hundreds, strict Victorian modesty and ideas of cleanliness dictated that people begin sleeping in rooms in separate beds.
Light bulbs and factory night shifts caused people to be up and working at all hours, so the idea of bedrooms and personal beds allowed people to sleep during the comings and goings of others. Sleep deprivation became a problem that Edison anticipated with the widespread use of light bulbs.
Modern conveniences and digital devices are causing the sleep problems we have today. Billions of dollars each year are spent on sleep aids.
Shut off the devices 3 hours before sleeping. Get some rest.
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