...Unless you've got the space and lots of willing participants... with a really good sense of humor.
If you haven't seen the spectacular display of Mattress Dominoes yet, check it out. In a mattress factory in England, 41 fellow Brits lined up dozens of mattresses on their ends and then stationed each person in front of one of them so they could play out a game of dominoes.
As each one came crashing down, it (gently?) knocked the one behind it, where another person was clinging to a mattress ready to go down with it. You can hear screams of laughter and the plunk of plastic-wrapped mattresses falling down one by one.
The last mattress ends up on a conveyor belt, where it is rolled into a truck and allegedly shipped off to a customer's home (with the customer and his wife tucked neatly inside, at least that's how I understood it).Crazy? Well, not when you consider this group was trying to break some unusual world record. Not sure if they managed to do it, but the video certainly became a viral hit on YouTube.
It's probably time. There are lots of new technologies in mattress-making now that guarantee a good night's sleep. And you don't have to go to England to get it.
Michael J. Breus, PhD, DABSM
The Sleep Doctor
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