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Paul Vallely: Holidays are a time to be, not to do

They should be a complete break, not combined with work

Can you have too much sleep? I am sure that there are medical researchers some­where who will tell you that the answer is yes. But there’s fat chance in the real world. I’ve been giving this serious thought because I am just back from ten days holiday in Italy, and I am in that rare state of being all slept up.

It is easy to forget how pleasurable sleep can be. In normal life, sleep (in our household at any rate) is just an exhausted punctuation as we stagger from one ...

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