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Re: [pepysdiary] Sam and sleep patterns

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  • Terry Foreman
    Susan, et al. I m not sure there is evidence otherwise of siestas in the cooler northern Europe or its N American colonies before the industrial revolution.
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 1, 2006
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      Susan, et al.
      I'm not sure there is evidence otherwise of siestas in the cooler northern
      Europe or its N American colonies before the industrial revolution. Most
      farmed anyway, and they made hay while the sun shone.

      Terry


      At 02:48 AM 7/1/2006 +0000, you wrote:
      >We have had discussions before the amount of sleep Sam has and how he
      >sleeps. I have just been reading on the BBC website about the campaign
      >to introduce siestas which maintains having an afternoon nap was a
      >universal practice until the industrial revolution and the beginnings
      >of the tyranny of the production line. Do we have any evidence of this
      >in the Diary? I do not have that impression. What do others think?
      >Here is the url for the article which started this train of thought.
      >http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/5122184.stm
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