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What we do a third of our lives read? Sleep. Anyway, if all goes well. Why does the man at all, how many hours are enough and what will help, if we can’t go to sleep at night and in the morning as whacked to Wake up? These and other issues is dedicated to TIME ONLINE the focus on “Better sleep”.

Patent No. 223.898 is perhaps the worst thing that happens is the sleep. “Electric Lamp” called Thomas Alva Edison his carbon lamp in 1879, thread. The night was finally the day. Henceforth man no longer from the sun, the moon, and a funzeligen gas lantern had to leave the work times dictate. At this time, the industrial Revolution was already in progress and the 24-hour day.

The increase in efficiency and productivity brought to the progress of a brutal disregard of the rest and sleep needs of millions of workers. Men, women, and children, who had ordered a short time before their own fields, and after the work is done up to twelve hours and in several phases of sleeping (Ahlheim, 2014), began in the art in light of the factories to drudgery: 12, 14, up to 18 hours of the day. The sleep was suffering.

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Today, it is fortunately different: There is, thanks to trade unions, employment protection laws and political movements – a 40-hour work week, health insurance and pension schemes, maternity protection and Parental leave, a right to periods of rest and Pause. And nevertheless, German sleep on average only between six and eight hours per night (Barmer health insurance: sleep health in Germany, 2018) and every tenth employee suffers a study of the DAK, according to to severe sleep disorders. 80 percent of the workers interviewed felt that sleep problems affected, extrapolated to the approximately 34 million people in Germany. Sleep is today threatened on the other, perfidere ways: from a not to still desire to optimise yourself to get better, to make everything right.

work on Yourself

not Long ago it’s the external, social compulsion that makes us obedient and drives, such as Michel Foucault described him once. No, the compulsion we have long since internalized, as it is described by the sociologist Alain Ehrenberg in his book The depleted Self. And the philosopher Byung-Chul Han believes that the obedience is to become a subject. We live, he writes in The fatigue society, in a “society of fitness studios, office towers, banks, airports, Shopping Malls, and genetic laboratories.”

“Better to sleep” “Better sleep” – a focus

It is the Season in which many feel they should make better winter sleep. Reason enough to devote ourselves to right now, sleep is even more intense. Why we sleep at all, what happens in the brain, sleep disorders are the new people’s disease, what rest know the research about our night?

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