A piece by Katharine Craik in History Today shows how the origins of seemingly contemporary notions such as light pollution and Seasonal Affective Disorder can be traced back to early modern medical ideas about healthy sleep.
"It would be difficult to find any aspect of life towards which so much injustice and ingratitude have been shown as towards sleep" -- Marie de Manacéine.
The Guardian's Tim Dowling trials Spotify's "Top 20 Most-Streamed Songs for Sleep". Unimpressed, he recommends the audiobook version of Mitt Romney's No Apology: The Case for American Greatness as an unbeatable soporific.
Conflicting findings, reported in the New York Times, from the American Time Use Survey and the National Health Interview Survey.
From The American Scholar, a "small but heartfelt elegy to the Sunday afternoon nap" by Brian Doyle.