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June 30, 2016

The man who has not slept for 37 years

“When my children were babies, I’d hold them in my arms and watch them drift off peacefully – it was like watching a miracle.” – Neil Epstein, in the Guardian.
As an erstwhile and occasional insomniac (I hope the term has not changed to “person with the condition of insomnia” just yet), the only thing more horrifying than imagining a lifetime of sleeplessness were the Google ads at the bottom of the page selling remedies and advice that prey upon the desperate.
(Does anyone else, who uses Googlemail, either deliberately use keywords to see what ads they can get to appear, or avoid keywords so that Big Brother does not know what you’re up to? Perhaps the latter has something to do with my insomnia.)