Famous Insomniacs & cures

River Diego, Daniel Nevins

River Diego, Daniel Nevins

Are you an Insomniac? Join the club. Here some strange advise!
(From The book of Lists, Daved Wallechinsky and Amy Wallace)

1. Marlene Dietrich, actress: Sardine-and-onion sandwich on rye put her to sleep.
2. Amy Lowell, poet: When she stayed in a hotel, she would hire five rooms to guarantee peace and quiet.
3. Alexandre Dumas, author: Used to take late-night strolls to help with insomnia.
4. Judy Garland, actress: Diet pills and sleeping pills – died of drug overdose.
5. Tallulah Bankhead, actress: She hired young homosexual ‘caddies’ to hold her hand so that she could drift off …
6. Franz Kafka, author: October 1, 1911 diary entry – ‘Sleepless night. The third in a row> I fell asleep soundly, but after an hour I wake up, as thought I had laid my head in the wrong hole’.
7. Theodore Roseveld, US president: Insomnia cure; a shot of cognac in a glass of milk.
8. W.C Fields, actor: Would sleep on his pool table or under a beach umbrella being sprinkled by a garden hose.
9. Groucho Marx, comic actor: Phoned people in the middle of the night and insult them.
10. Mark Twain, author: Once threw a pillow at the window of his bedroom, crashing the window, and the fresh air helped him to fall asleep.

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