An NYT review of Wide Awake: A Memoir of Insomnia, by Patricia Morrisroe.
Morrisroe interviews an anthropologist who says that in many traditional, non-Western cultures people sleep on light mats, not beds, sometimes in groups around a fire. Instead of what the anthropologist calls our “lie down and die” model, people drift in and out of slumber. Sometimes, they get up to sing or dance for a while…
Posted by Will Baum, LCSW