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Help Me Sleep-More Famous Insomniacs

Updated on February 8, 2010

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Insomnia can affect many people's lives and sleeping disorders can come and go at any time.Here is a list of more famous people whom have had their lives affected by lack of sleep. Read on to see how they dealt with sleeplessness and maybe even find a novel insomnia cure!

Famous Insomniacs and their insomnia cures

Groucho Marx,  actor

Marx first began to have insomnia when the Stock market crashed in 1929 and he lost $240,000.So when he couldn't sleep ,he would phone people up in the middle of the night and insult them!

Frank Kafka, author

The man was a miserable insomniac. he kept a diary of his suffering. One night he wrote, "the third sleepless night in a row,I fall asleep soundly ,but after an hour I wake up, as though I had laid my head in the wrong hole."

Marlene Dietrich, actress

 The famous actress proclaimed the only thing that lulled her to sleep was a sardine and onion sandwich on rye.

Dominik Diamondpresenter and writer

After years of sleepless nights , and relying on sleeping tablets. He eventually found a cure after the BBC approached him to test Professor Colin Espie’s Sleep Restriction Therapy at the University of Glasgow Sleep Centre as part of a TV series.

W C Fields,  actor

Unusual methods he used was to stretch out on a barber's chair with towels wrapped round him,until he felt drowsy or stretch out on a pool table.

On his worst night's he could only fall asleep under a beach umbrella, being sprinkled by a garden hose. He told a friend"somehow a moratorium is declared on all my troubles when it is raining."


Well does anybody else have any unusual sleep remedies or insomnia cures?


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