If Sleep Escapes You, Dial This Number Mattress company Casper has created a hotline where callers can listen to sleep-inducing sounds. Like, the ocean. Or the history of the cocktail weiner.
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If Sleep Escapes You, Dial This Number

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If Sleep Escapes You, Dial This Number

If Sleep Escapes You, Dial This Number

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. It is not my goal to put you to sleep. But...

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Press 1 to hear the relaxing sounds of the ocean.

GREENE: Ah, the ocean.

(SOUNDBITE OF GULLS SQUAKWING)

GREENE: You can hear this by calling a hotline run by the mattress company Casper. They want to help you sleep, preferably on their product. But some of what you hear is weird.

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UNIDENTIFIED MAN #1: Press 7 to learn the history of the cocktail wiener.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN #2: The Wiener Wurstchen has long been a staple food of...

GREENE: Can I have the ocean back? It's MORNING EDITION.

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