National Sleep in Day â€“ 31st October 2010
Is there ever a good time to press snooze on the alarm? The alarm has been set for a reason. You need to get up. Deal with it. Despite this, I still insist on 5…7…10…before I know it, 20 whole minutes snoozing. I blame whoever invented memory foam. Since we invested in both the pillows and the mattress, getting out of bed is a struggle to say the least. Comfort factor, 10. Assisting punctuality, 0.
31st October is obviously most widely known as Halloween. A typical use of a bed sheet on this day is over the head with two eye holes cut into it. However, when I found out that the 31st October is also a day that legitimises those sacred extra minutes, I put the scissors down and the sheet back on the bed.Â At 22, Iâ€™m not sure this attire would be wholly appropriate anymore anyway.
I had never heard of this national day before. That doesnâ€™t mean Iâ€™m about to argue against it though.Â Sleep is not merely a pleasure for me. Itâ€™s a necessity. You would know about it if I hadnâ€™t had enough kip.Â And so the chance to relish a little more is just what I (and others around me) like to hear.
It just so happens that Iâ€™ll be catching up on a few extra zeds at theÂ BEST WESTERNÂ Honest Lawyer Hotel the morning of the 31st. The handmade cushions and throws on each bed in the hotel along with a cosy duvet mean Iâ€™m guaranteed comfort right down to each individual thread. Bliss.
So, with the clocks going back on the 30th and a dedicated â€˜nationalâ€™ day (which practically means itâ€™s the law) you have every excuse for a lie in. Whether its 5 minutes, an hour or the whole morning it doesnâ€™t matter. Youâ€™re allowed. â€˜Do Not Disturbâ€™ signs at the ready, forget Simon Cowell and the X factor on Saturday night, Iâ€™m voting for the Z factor on Sunday morning!