If you think that people in the past were less eccentric than the current generation, then remember their fashion and traditions – there is a lot of surprising there. We just made a short list of what our ancestors considered normal, and found out that we are not so strange.
First and second dream
Europeans who lived in the Middle Ages, practiced what is now called a two-phase sleep. The first dream began with the sunset and lasted until about midnight, then people woke up and awake for 2-3 hours. Someone at this time prayed or read, while others communicated with the household or neighbors. Then came the time of the second dream, which lasted until sunrise.