John Kringas, Chicago Tribune
February 6, 2002
Many sleep experts advise against reading in bed before hitting the sack. Hooey. I love to read, and reading provides just the transition I need between the hum of the working day and the call of the fluffed-up pillow. --Louis R. Carlozo
On the other hand: It depends on what you're reading. Experts from the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School say there's nothing wrong with reading before bed as long as it's light material: "Avoid stressful, stimulating activities--doing work, discussing emotional issues."