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“Catholic religious life has organized a circadian rhythm since medieval times that is still maintained today within monasteries of cloistered persons (referred to here as “monks”)…Five monks and five nuns following the split-sleep night schedule for 5 to 46 years without interruption and 10 controls underwent interviews, sleep scales, and physical examination and produced a week-long sleep diary and actigraphy, plus 48-h recordings of core body temperature. The circadian rhythm of temperature was described by partial Fourier time-series analysis (with 12- and 24-hour harmonics).”
YOU ALL HAVE TO READ THIS ENTIRE BRIEF. FIVE TO FORTY-SIX YEEEARS.
“A first bell rang a single beat at 23:45 h (for waking-up, getting dressed, and briefly praying in the cell), followed by a single beat at midnight (for coming to the church), and several beats at 00:15 h (the beginning of the Matins), with a monk designated to ring the bell by pulling on a long cord. The members came together in silence and joined the others in the dark. The monks prayed in silence for 3 min and then the Prior knocked on the wooden stall, which indicated the beginning of Matins.”
SOMEONE STOP ME FROM JOINING A MONASTERY IN THE NEXT TEN MINUTES PLEASE?? or just let me??
“Appointments were set up via papers placed in the hatch or via the monk in charge of the link with the outside world.” SIGH OF HAPPINESS
Mallory is an Editor of The Toast.