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Wendy

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A good few years ago I read that a lettuce sandwich eaten at bedtime helps you sleep as it contains a drug similar to laudanem (which was used as painkiller/sedative many, many years ago and before my time!) Does this stand true today or has lettuce altered so much it dosen't contain it.

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Wendy

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Elpe

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There was a thread which mentioned this a while back - - -
http://www.deliaonline.com/Community/forum.html?forum_action=5&forum_forumid=4&forum_threadid=4987
(looks like a weird link I just copied.)

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Wendy

Elpe

Thanks for that, I was beginning to think I'd imagined it! It made interesting reading as to whether or not they do contain laudanem. I do know that laudanum is, according to my dictionary, tincture of opium!

Wendy

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Elpe

Lettuce

Wondering if you could just eat the lettuce? Or does it have to be in a sandwich? And if you added mayo or chutney or tomato or cheese would that defeat the object of the exercise? I guess it would - LOL!

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SonyaK

Lettuce

That was an interesting link!! Good to see Chazza's cheery face again - wonder if he'll be back!

I always loved the word 'soporific' from Peter Rabbit's story.

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Wendy

Lettuce sandwich

I agree with you about just eating the lettuce but I think the sandwich is to make it slightly more palatable than by itself. As you say you could defeat the whole object with the mayo, etc! Personally, I'd rather have a milky drink at bedtime rather than a salad!

 
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