A friend gave me an unusual compliment after we slept in a dorm during a weekend bicycle ride. “You’re a good sleeper.” Since we hear dire warnings about the consequences of sleep deprivation—DIABETES! HEART DISEASE! ALZHEIMER’S! LOW LIBIDO! YOUR CHILDREN WILL NOT GET INTO COLLEGE! ZOMBIES WILL CONTROL YOUR HOME!—I felt good owning this skill
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
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