His subjects were young healthy people who said they were chronically sleepy, just not getting enough time to sleep at night. Dr. Roehrs had them stay in bed 10 hours a night. The extra sleep, he said, reduced their sensitivity to pain to the same degree as a tablet of codeine.
--Gina Kolata, NYT, on another reason to get more shut-eye
I never sleep, 'cause sleep is the cousin of death.
--Nas, "N.Y. State of Mind"