New sleep study challenges thought we sleep less than ancestors

(WIVB) – A new study challenges the idea that Americans sleep less than our ancestors.

Researchers looked at people in three different hunter-gather societies where there is no electricity.

They found these people sleep an average of six and a half hours each night.

Temperature impacted their sleep patterns more than light exposure.

They fell asleep as it got colder, and woke up as it became warmer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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