At Liminal, we are tackling the most pervasive problem that people face everyday.
Sleep – you’ve heard people complain about it – today, every day – you yourself have suffered or are suffering from it, yet few to no attempts have been taken to remedy it.
Sleep hasn’t changed since the industrial revolution. In the history of our species, sleep has only changed twice. When modern humans evolved and began cave painting, sleep was difficult, danger was everywhere and imminent, so we slept when we could.
As agriculture took hold, we settled down and shifted to bi-modal sleep, our natural biological preference. Sleep in two four-hour blocks, with a few hours of separation.
The gas lamp, industrial revolution and the electric lightbulb sparked our tradition of sleep procrastination and our biological preference was replaced by a new social preference – the way we still sleep today.