Why We Nap: Evolution, Chronobiology and Functions of Polyphasic and Ultrashort Sleep. (ed. Claudio Stampi), Birkhåuser, Boston, pp, ISBN. Why We Nap: Evolution, Chronobiology, and Functions of Polyphasic and Ultrashort Sleep by Claudio Stampi () on *FREE* shipping. Why We Nap: Evolution, Chronobiology, and Functions of Polyphasic and In view of this focus, two authors (Stampi, in Chapter I, and Ball, in Chapter 3) rightly .

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According to Stampi, the improvement is due to an extraordinary evolutionary predisposition to adopt such a sleep schedule; he hypothesizes this is possibly because polyphasic sleep was the preferred schedule of ancestors of the human race for thousands of years prior to the adoption of the monophasic schedule.


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Haider Alwasiti marked it as to-read Aug 20, Dan Durrant rated it did not like it May 26, Write a customer review. It is frequently mentioned by ” polyphasic sleepers “, as it is one of the few published books about the subject of systematic short napping in extreme situations where consolidated sleep is not possible. I did manage to get some useful nuggets of information from it like ‘Anchor Sleep’ and Napping for mins during the day.

The major differences are that the ratio of lighter sleep stages to deeper sleep stages is slightly reduced and claudiio sleep stages are often taken out of order or not at all, that is, clauudio naps may be composed primarily of slow wave sleep while rapid eye movement sleep dominates other naps. Tracey marked it as to-read Feb 09, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.