Human Behavior: Sleep in Hunter-Gatherer Societies

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


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.

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MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Sleep*