Catching Some Z’s in Days of Yore, NY Times article

Posted by Maria on March 28, 2009 under Ingredients, Newspapers and Newsworthy, Sleep | 2 Comments to Read

It looks like I’m not the only one out there who has a fascination with sleep. I blame Shakespeare. I think that’s where it all started for me. Check out this New York Times article and learn about 17th century theories, including using poppies and lettuce and how to position your body when you’re sleeping.

EXHIBITION REVIEW | FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY
Catching Some Z’s in Days of Yore

By EDWARD ROTHSTEIN
Published: March 27, 2009

“WASHINGTON — In one of the displays at the Folger Shakespeare Library a 17th-century manuscript interrupts its historical chronicle of bloodthirsty battles, hewn carcasses and sundered heads with a recipe for “a dormant drink”: a knockout potion. Perhaps the tale’s morbidity had been affecting the anonymous author, or maybe this potion, guaranteed to instill sleep for “2-daies,” just came to his mind as a perfect weapon against future enemies: you just slip ’em a Mickey.”

continued:  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/28/arts/design/28libr.html

Bookmark and Share
  • JessicaPaf said,

    Great point and very interesting food for thought. I’m not sure I have any clients I can replicate this with, but will bear in mind for the future. Regards

  • ArianaPred said,

    Wow! Thank you very much! I always wanted to write in my site something like that

Add A Comment

Follow Homespunspa on Twitter Homespunspa

Promote Your Page Too

Pages

 

October 2017
S M T W T F S
« Sep    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031