Come, Sleep; O Sleep! the certain knot of peace,
The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe,
The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release,
Th' indifferent judge between the high and low.
--Sir Philip Sidney 1554-1586
My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh my friends -- It gives a lovely light!
--Edna St. Vincent Millay
The amount of sleep required by the average person
is about ten minutes more...