“Biphasic sleep was not unique to England, either – it was widely practised throughout the preindustrial world. In France, the initial sleep was the ‘premier somme’; in Italy, it was ‘primo sonno’. In fact, Eckirch found evidence of the habit in locations as distant as Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Australia, South America and the Middle East.” BBC: The forgotten medieval habit of two sleeps. (Interesting. So I guess that in Pulp Fiction, when Marsellus Wallace says, “I’ma get medieval on your ass,” he means he’s gonna take a nap…)