- Advice for your Everyday Life
Section: general-health 

Dear Ann Landers,
Please warn your readers about the dangers of using satin sheets. I had them on my bed for years and never gave them a moment's thought. One morning, as I lay on my stomach, I saw a towel on the floor and stretched down to pick it up. My body slid off the bed so quickly I had no time to react. I broke my neck. I was told that I came very close to becoming a quadriplegic. Fortunately, the spinal cord was not severed. My doctors were superb, and I am slowly recovering. The next person may not be as lucky as I was, Ann. Please say something about this in your column. -- Opt for Cotton Sheets, Manchester, Conn.

Dear Manchester,
I have heard of freak accidents, but yours is one of the strangest. I've had satin sheets for years in my guest bedroom, and I have never known of anyone who slid off. Personally, I prefer cotton. It feels better, especially the pillowcases. Forget to save some of your favorite Ann Landers columns? "Nuggets and Doozies" is the answer. Send a self-addressed, long, business-sized envelope and a check or money order for $5.25 (this includes postage and handling) to: Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Ann Landers and read her past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

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