The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - SLEEP SPECIAL -

An in­som­niac, Dick­ens had a quirky ‘cure’ for his sleep ills: he would go to bed with his body fac­ing north. It was a pop­u­lar be­lief in Vic­to­rian Bri­tain that you could boost your health by align­ing with the Earth’s mag­netic field.

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