One thing that everyone can agree on is the fact that every human being needs sleep. However, there is a variation in the sleeping patterns or traditions across cultures around the world. A common sleeping culture in a country may be entirely alien to the citizens of another country. Some sleep traditions from around the world are unique and undoubtedly worth discussing. You may think that your sleeping habits and the culture that surrounds it aren't anything special, but you could be surprised when you realize how they differ from those of other countries. What follows is just a few examples of the most common differences when it comes to sleeping.
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What's a good night's sleep worth? Economically speaking, the answer to that question depends on what your average day is worth. Yet it is nearly impossible to put a price on a good, deep, restorative night's sleep. None of us lives on a cloud. If we did, who cares what our days and nights would be worth: we'd be sleeping most of the time. No: we live under the clouds. But we as humans have lots of imagination.so what if we could sleep in a cloud? Did you ever wonder what that would feel like? How good your night's sleep would be then?
Why do we wear “not sleeping and functioning” as a badge of honor in America? Why is it considered cool and impressive to walk into a breakout session while away on a company retreat and say “We went from the dinner to the club and then to breakfast this morning. I just showered and came down to the meeting.” How many times have heard this while away at a conference? Why have truck drivers been embracing the macho idea of being able to drive from New York and California and back without stopping? It starts at an early age. We finish our term papers and go to class in high school without sleeping. We see our parents go without sleep and go to work day in and day out. We go to college and stay out all night and then crash on our bed for a few hours and run to class while scarfing down a donut and a cup of coffee to stay awake for the morning lecture.
Why do so many of us dislike mattress shopping? The only people that seem to love mattress shopping are kids and young couples that have made the decision to move in together and that it is now time to shop for a mattress. To be fair, they are shopping for a medium to express their physical love for one another. Okay... back to reality. Why do we put mattress shopping right up there with car shopping or going to the dentist?
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Guest blogger: Jennifer Thibodeau, Marketing Manager