Americas’ nightstands have become a place to put stuff on instead of inside. The nightstands of the 60’s included draws and shelves for books of the late night reader. They had the typical lamp, and of course for that era, a nice ashtray for the after sex cigarette. Here’s a link to the article that inspired this writer. Title: Bedside table has too many gadgets-March 14, 2013.
Spin the clock forward 50 years and you get a different look at the modern bedroom and specifically the nightstand. They still include a few draws, but the top surface is bigger, for all the stuff that’s needed for bedtime. Ok, let’s be reasonable, no one is going to snicker when they see the books, the IPad, or even the vibrator; hey its the 21st Century.
But really, do you put makeup on to go to bed? And what about two or more phones on the nightstand, is there going to be a new Warsaw pact before dawn. Some say they can’t sleep without the inhaler nearby, no issues there. However, it gets a little out of control when you cant close your eyes without the ocean breeze playing on your Beats Headphones.
Leeway is given to those who must have the Blackberry alarm clock, but it’s taken away when you put the eBook on top of your paperbacks. Enough is enough America, we get it; you love your gadgets. But must they all come to bed with you?
Let’s face facts; the only thing most people want is a good night sleep. Some people count sheep; others listen to IPod music or read a book. There are stories of people actually seeing a hypnotist for an inkling of a peaceful night of slumber. For those of you with the gadget, cluttered nightstand, here are a few helpful hints from the National Institute on Aging. Follow a regular sleep schedule, check. Listen to soothing music, oh oh another gadget on the nightstand.
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