When I think about life in the 1920’s, the image doesn’t include insomnia.
People worked hard then. They walked a lot, too, as cars were not the norm everywhere. I imagined they would be so tired that sleep would not be a problem.
On the other hand, some common worries have always existed like how to pay the bills and feed a family, and worries about sickness and more.
Wakefulness and restless sleeping were enough of a problem that Rev. Dr. Charles R. Brown, the dean of Yale Divinity School, shared his formula for combating insomnia. It was originally printed by the AP, and the Index-Journal in Greenwood, South Carolina, reprinted it on 21 Jan 1927.
It reminds me of self-hypnosis and meditation. Probably worked then; probably works now. What do you think?
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