How I slept last night in 35 seconds

The last two nights previous to last night I awoke in the morning with a horrendous headache. I am a little concerned and think maybe I ought to talk to my doctor about it. However, going to the doctor and telling him that I don’t think I slept right would not exactly have the corrective results I went looking for. Afterall, I was sleeping. I don’t know what I am doing or not doing. Only you – the other people of the world – know, or could know. Or whatever. Until now…

Thanks to modern technology and a nifty laptop with a video capture feature I have not, until now, ever utilized I can bring you about four hours of my sleep (until I awoke at 3 a.m. briefly and turned off the computer) in 35 seconds through time lapse photography.

(Note: There is a little moving the computer around and set-up at the beginning.)

I don’t think I look like I’m sleeping to shabbily, other than turning a bit and not being covered up part of the time. And I woke up this morning feeling just fine. I think I might try this again tonight, but this time record the whole night.

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

4 thoughts on “How I slept last night in 35 seconds”

  1. Of course not. Just this time so the camera could see me… I used an eye shade thingy for part of the night, but apparently ripped it off at some point…

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