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Are you feeling sleepy...?

Feeling sleepySleep is on my radar at the moment.  There have been a couple of memorable news items about sleep this week - one of which lead to me eating my breakfast this morning, gazing at a white sandy beach, with a gentle breeze stirring the leaves of a palm tree, whilst beautifully clear water lapped around the base of its trunk. 

First, I read about how having too much or too little sleep puts people with high blood pressure at risk of having a stroke.  (Unsurprisingly, 7 to 8 hours is considered to be the 'ideal'  amount.) 

Then I learned that millions of people are (apparently) turning to YouTube to cure their insomnia - by watching a video of an Irish waterfall.  So, naturally, I logged into YouTube for a little look which lead me to other relaxing videos and my new favourite thing - the 'Tropical Beach with Blue Sky White Sand and Palm Tree' (sic) video.  I'm sure it brought my blood pressure right down! 

(And before you write in and tell me it's just a 24-second loop of video repeated for 3 hours, I figured that out already but, once you've spent time working out where the loop repeats (watch the little pebble that gets picked up by the incoming wave), you can relax into it and it's probably the next best thing to actually being there. 


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