Sawbones: Insomnia

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This week on Sawbones, Dr. Sydnee and Justin celebrate their complete lack of sleep due to the arrival of their newborn with a look at the history of insomnia.

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Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Comments

Shrews

Shrews are actually not rodents, but dormice are.

Dormouse

The dor part of dormouse means sleepy (like dormir in French=to sleep) because they hibernate a long time in the winter and when they are "active" in the summer they still seem really sleepy. Like the sleepy dormouse in Alice in Wonderland.

Misery loves company

I'm sorry but listening to you both being SO tired brings back memories of when my daughter was born and it's highly amusing! Hearing to you both struggle through the torture that is sleep deprivation brings out empathy as well as a smile. Maximum fun!

Topic suggestion ;)

Hi,

since it is utterly impossible to find an email address for the show: Have you ever considered doing an episode on homosexuality? It's a nice example for "dumb ways" in which people have tried to "cure" ordinary behavior - perhaps less funny than the hysteria episode, but easier for people to relate to.

Judith

Shave your baby!

Justin's comment about using Harry's razors to shave your baby actually wasn't an original way to advertise razors! There's the vintage shaving ad that tells you to start your baby shaving early: http://blubee.com/imageArchive/data/articles/web/vintage-ads-shaving.jpg

Shave your baby!

Justin's comment about using Harry's razors to shave your baby actually wasn't an original way to advertise razors! There's the vintage shaving ad that tells you to start your baby shaving early: http://blubee.com/imageArchive/data/articles/web/vintage-ads-shaving.jpg