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10pm, lights out

helps you go to bed at a reasonable hour
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"It's those TV networks, Marge. They won't let me. One quality show after another, each one fresher and more brilliant than the last." Homer Simpson

TV, internet, books, there always seems to be something more pressing than bedtime.

I want a timer in the home's power box that switches all non-essential power circuits off after a chosen time and switches them back on in the morning. I know there are home power control systems, but they all seem too fancy. I want a single, discrete, off-the-shelf device that fits in exactly where the switches normally reside in the switch box.

xaviergisz, Jan 13 2010

Millions of Americans Don't Get Enough Sleep http://www.nlm.nih....ullstory_91227.html
Seven hours of rest a night is important for good health, expert says [xaviergisz, Jan 13 2010]

Per capita wine consumption by country http://www.nationma...od-wine-consumption
/Why does it only affect the Americans, I wonder?/ [bungston, Jan 13 2010]

(?) First Paragraph http://ieeexplore.i...p?arnumber=00904510
Geneology of behavior? [rcarty, Jan 13 2010]

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       Why does it only affect the Americans, I wonder?
Ian Tindale, Jan 13 2010
  

       Perhaps American TVs and computers don't have off switches built in to them?
pocmloc, Jan 13 2010
  

       I think the Americans are afflicted because of markedly inadequate wine consumption (see link). Residents of other countries are likely slumped in their chairs by 845 PM, muttering ribald songs and gnawing corks in their sleep.
bungston, Jan 13 2010
  

       I've read that the British were/ are aversive of electric light. [Link]
rcarty, Jan 13 2010
  

       //I've read that the British were/ are aversive of electric light//
Not just electric light: "The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys." Sir Wiliam Preece, Chief Engineer of the Post Office, 1876 (though, in his defence, Preece was instrumental in the development of radio)
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jan 13 2010
  
      
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