Saturday, December 22, 2007

Better Sleep for a Dime a Day

You ask, "How much does it cost for better sleep?" You don't want to spend thousands on a new mattress, and sleeping pills aren't for you?

Here's the solution you've been waiting for (I'll use my own experience as an example):

Every night for over 10 years I have been using ear plugs and a sleep mask. On top of that, I use blackout blinds and a white noise machine (or sound conditioner). I basically employ two layers of defense against both noise and light.

Over a period of 10 years that's been roughly $345, or $34.50/year, or roughly $3/month, or $.10/day. A dime a day for an extra hour of sleep. Not bad, eh?

Here's the math:

  • Sleep Mask: $18 * 1 every 2 years = $90 for 10 years
  • Ear Plugs: $14/year for ear plugs * 10 years = $140 for 10 years (a box of 50 pairs of ear plugs for $14; each pair lasts roughly a week)
  • Blackout Blinds: $45 for all 10 years
  • Sound Conditioner: $70 for all 10 years

What would you pay for an hour of sleep? Hopefully more than a dime. In my book, a dime is a hell of a deal. Visit my wonderful store to get in on it:

-- Paul

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