Sleep Deprivation in Iraq - and Car Talk

From: Lieutenant Commander Trevis Stamper

Dear Click and Clack:

I am currently deployed to the International Zone in Baghdad, Iraq. Like many of the men and woman here, I rarely have a full night's sleep.

Needless to say most of us look like we are in the final stages of sleep deprivation. To make a short story long, I couldn't sleep the other night (as usual) and decided to listen to your show on my IPod. To my utter astonishment, I fell asleep almost immediately and slept better than I have since I left my family 8 months ago. Your show has turned out to be the best recipe for insomnia and I have recommended you two to all my shipmates in hopes that they too can benefit from the medical miracles of your show. As a matter of fact, we are proposing that the coalition begin broadcasting your show throughout Iraq in hopes that the insurgents will fall asleep.


LCDR Trevis L. Stamper
United States Navy
Keene, Ohio