We all need sleep to survive. I know that I especially will need it once I start teaching on Monday.
One thing that constantly amazes me about China is the fact that people will sleep anywhere and everywhere.
|Sweet dreams on the subway.|
|A family snoozes in Ikea.|
|Hopefully this man is having cool dreams.|
|How do people sleep through the hustle and bustle?|
|And another one bites the dust.|
|That can't be comfortable.|
Why do people sleep everywhere but their beds? Chinese beds are very, very firm and uncomfortable. Legend has it that Chinese folks feel that a firm bed is a healthy bed. Many emperors used to sleep on wooden beds with jade pillows. Honestly, I am not a fan of rocky slumbers, and am missing my pillow top mattress.
|This is our bed. It is less comfy than it looks.|
|Box springs = a sheet of plywood.|
The first time Chris laid on the bed, he immediately yelped. My reaction was quite similar. I figured I would put on a brave face, suck it up, and get used to the nightly coil massage. After one month of nightmares, I demanded a change.
Luckily, Ikea sells a mattress pillow top for wimpy westerners like myself. One week and $400 later, it was sweet dreams for me!