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  1. Bill Maher said something similar on his show last week. In talking about Whitney Houston’s death, he mentioned that for all the good things fame and prestige can bring a person, the one luxury money cannot buy is sleep.

    Maybe it is the nighttime, when we lie in bed with gritty eyes and twitching feet, that makes us all, literally, level.

    • Sleep is not a luxury, last I checked. If it were, I would do without.

  2. True, but it feels pretty fucking luxurious if you get it when you’ve been doing without.

    • It sure does. I sleep so poorly my doc wanted to enroll me in a sleep study, but I couldn’t afford it. If I get four hours of solid sleep and another two or three hours of lighter sleep in a night, I have slept very well.

    • It apparently provides the most natural induced sleep; however, I do not smoke much anymore–once a week, maybe more for special occasions, such as these last few days, which were Carnival. Today, being Ash Wednesday, marks the beginning of smoking abstention for me until April.

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