This day did not exist. To switch from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, eleven days had to be eliminated from the year 1752, starting with September 3rd.
Okay, so in Science class yesterday we were talking about sleep cycles and melatonin and my science teacher said, “if you’re trying to sleep, avoid one colour. Blue. Your melatonin levels decrease when looking at the colour blue because it’s the colour of the sky.” GUYS, I KNOW WHY NONE OF US SLEEP. TUMBLR IS BLUE.
David must have done this on purpose….
maybe the reason why some of us stay up all night and sleep all day is because we were meant to live on the other side of the planet
….This makes a disturbing amount of sense…
FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD ANTHROPOLOGIST HERE
The reason we do it is twofold. For one, the modern idea of a normal and healthy sleep cycle is only about two hundred years old and isn’t actually that healthy. Name me one animal that does all of its daily sleeping at once. You can’t, can you?
Up until a couple hundred years ago, at least in Europe, sleeping worked a lot differently The most common sleep schedule would be to go to bed when it got dark and then get up in the middle of the night. You’d get something to eat, do some candlelight reading (if you could read), do the sexing, even go out to have a chat with your neighbor. After about two hours, you’d then go back to bed until sunrise.
So one of the reasons is we’re just not meant for sleeping all night. The second reason is slightly more complicated. See, humans ARE designed to sleep during the night. That’s why we can’t see shit in the dark, we aren’t supposed to be even looking.
However, we now have a world of artificial light sources. According to a few recent studies, the people on the smarter side of average are more likely to be night owls because they can adapt much easier. Our bodies say “dude it’s night go to bed you idiot” but the smarter you are the easier you can say “NO SLEEP BORING YOU’RE NOT MY REAL MOM, BODY GO AWAY”.
Often intelligence goes along with a need or want of solitude as well, according to several studies. To quote a The Logical Song by Supertramp, “At night, when all the world’s asleep, the questions run so deep.” Night offers many people a chance to focus better as there are less distractions.
Most of the worlds is, in fact, asleep. In addition, you can’t see shit. You can sit in a room with the windows and doors open and still not be distracted by ambient sights and sounds or the presence of others.
So that is why we do it, not any global circadian rhythm confusion. Sorry.