If you're preparing yourself for another sleepless night, help could be at hand (if you live in New York City).
Since May 2011, local artist Madhu Kaza has been reading bedtime stories to insomniacs in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Madhu visits complete strangers and reads them a story as part of her artist-in-residence program at the Proteus Gowanus gallery in Brooklyn.
Apparently, this appears to be a surprisingly effective insomnia cure:
People often fall asleep pretty quickly. On average, I haven't been anywhere for more than an hour.
If you want to give this a try, be aware that Madhu needs to be able to let herself out once you've fallen asleep (it's counter-productive if she needs to wake you up in order to leave). As for the reading selection? It sounds quite varied - from Roald Dahl to John Fowles, it sounds like she's got you covered.
Get in quick - we doubt this offer will last indefinitely!
Source: NY Daily News
Last updated: August 30, 2011