Research of Huang Di Nei Jing on Relationship between Sleep and Time
Abstract: Regular living mentioned by Huang Di Nei Jing (canon of medicine) is based on the astronomy knowledge such as earth evolution and earth rotation and so on. And the astronomy knowledge indicates Equinox and Solstice (the vernal equinox, the autumnal equinox, the summer solstice and the winter solstice). The relation between sleep and time is preferably explained by Equinox and Solstice and theory of Yin and Yang (theory of traditional Chinese medicine). For one year, being less than that in autumn and winter is good and more sleep in spring than that in summer would be good too. On the contrary is longer sleep in winter than that in autumn would be good too. For the day, 1) Napping is good for people. 2) The hotter the climate, the greater the benefits of napping. 3) It is advisable to take a nap at noon or before noon. 4) In physiology, there is no uniform standard for the duration of nap, and wake up. 5) In pathologically, nap is especially important for the Yin deficiency physique, while “Yin Yang deficiency” people should not sleep more. 6) It is better to go to bed before 23:00 - 01:00, especially in the autumn and winter, especially when the body is weak and the Yang is empty. 7) It should be adjusted according to seasonal conditions, local conditions and physique of individual getting up next morning.
文章引用: 周恩华 , 郭宇航 (2017) 《黄帝内经》睡眠与时间的相关性研究。 中医学， 6， 236-240. doi: 10.12677/TCM.2017.65039
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