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Help Me Sleep-More Famous Insomniacs
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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 Diamond, presenter 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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