Sunday, June 17, 2007
... I don't. Well, not much. Every night, for people like me, is a dragon to be slain. But, in fact, very few people sleep enough. Before the invention of the light bulb in 1879, humans slept 10 hours a night, now they sleep about 7.5 hours. Thanks a lot, Thomas Edison. The entire world is tired and tetchy. This explains phenomena like the National Sleep Foundation, nobody is getting enough and everybody wants more. But I have a solution, inspired by a very funny article in the FT by Lucy Kellaway. I am going to fill my basket at Dream Essentials, whose products, apparently, make one sleep with a big grin on your face. My plan is to get a Mindfold mask, a herbal body wrap, foot cozys, a SleepMate Sound Conditioner, a neck wrap and, best of all, a Snoozer Full Body Pillow. My lonely nights will now be soothed by the project of building, using just these products, a small and very comfortable hovercraft.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 7:42 am