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Yes and no.
Should you be sleeping more than once a day? Yes. Research shows that we’re naturally wired to sleep twice a day. A short afternoon nap and 7 – 8 hours of sleep at night.
You still need a full 7 – 8 hours at night. Every hour of sleep is not equal. You go through stages during sleep and you will spend different parts of the night getting more or less of certain stages.
For example, during the last few hours of sleep you experience a deep sleep (stage 2 NREM) rich in memory improving brain activity. Miss this and your learning of new motor-skills will be significantly limited.
So do you need all your sleep in one go? I’d suggest yes – you need to get 7 – 8 hours of sleep in one go. If not, you will be suffering from subclinical chronic sleep deprivation. You’ll not notice but you’ll be a little slower and performing less than your best.
For more on biphasic sleep head to here.