Department is a relaxed organisation within the Order of the
Bed. The main function of a bed is for sleeping on, so this department
aims to encourage people to use their bed more by sleeping more.
Sleeping is one
of the few things which all cultures of the world indulge in.
Everybody sleeps in roughly the same way - by lying down and
nodding off. The need to sleep is something which everybody shares
and everybody has experienced. Everybody can find common ground
on this topic. While a British soldier and a Taliban guerrilla
may find few other things to agree on, both can discuss sleep
and the difficulties of finding time for such activities when
your enemies are taking pot shots at you. Sleep is also noted
for its peaceful qualities. People who are asleep are not out
starting wars or committing crimes. Sleep is therefore a force
for international good.