Some of us may have slept through the night.
The next morning, we might wake up in a fog.
The sun doesn’t come up until after 7 a.m.
Some of the time, it will be sunny, too.
We may be asleep or awake.
Or we may be awake and asleep at the same time.
We all wake up refreshed, but some of us are actually awake, sleeping through the day, according to a new study from Rutgers University.
The Rutgers Sleep Lab researchers studied the health and wellbeing of more than 1,000 people over a two-year period.
They collected data from participants about sleep patterns, medications, and other health issues, and then asked them to report their sleep levels during the day.
“We wanted to determine whether people are really sleeping through their day, whether they are really in bed,” said study lead researcher Elizabeth Pritchard, a Rutgers professor of psychology.
“We were really surprised to find that the vast majority of people are actually doing what we call a good night’s sleep, which is waking up and going to bed.
But that was just the norm.”
The study is published in the journal PLOS ONE.