Ah, the Mayans: an ancient people that somehow predicted the end of the world centuries after the fall of their civilization. Never mind the thousands of other apocalyptic predictions that have been made throughout history, met with nothing more than a few hundred devout doomsday believers in a desert somewhere. It\u2019s true, I will admit, the hype surrounding this particular apocalyptic prediction is pretty impressive. It\u2019s all over the news. Real, non-crazy people are feeling frightened by the whole thing. Rest assured, America. We might be bringing on the apocalypse with our irresponsible use of fossil fuels, deforestation, habitat destruction, and wanton disregard for the balance of nature, but that apocalypse will probably take at least another few decades. But, for fun, let\u2019s assume the Mayans were right and we\u2019re all doomed (sounds super fun, right?) On the up side, you don't have to worry about the fiscal cliff, recession, or various other manifestations of your economic discontent. If the world has to end, at least we can forget about congress. On the down side, the apocalypse is noisy and disruptive and can really sabotage a good night's sleep. Here are some tips for getting rest when the end is nigh.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nInvest in some fire resistant blankets. I\u2019m not advocating asbestos (though fiberglass might be a good idea), but some quality fire resistant sheets and linens never hurt anyone. You\u2019ll drift off to dreamland knowing stray fireballs, lava spray, and brimstone can\u2019t touch you. Keep a fire extinguisher by the bed too, just in case. A good sized burning meteor hurtling towards the Earth probably won\u2019t be thwarted by fabrics.\r\n\r\nHigh decibel earplugs are a must. All that crashing and burning, screaming in agony, and twisting metal can get really disruptive. Add a few whooshing tidal waves, some avalanches, and a ground cracking earthquake or two and you might find yourself calling the noise police. Protect your delicate ears with heavy duty earplugs. It\u2019s possible you\u2019ll need some noise canceling headphones on top of the earplugs, and maybe a few pillows over your head, and maybe some deafening Black Sabbath for \u201cwhite noise,\u201d but eventually you\u2019ll create the perfect, blissful soundscape for slumber.\r\n\r\nEnclose your comfy mattress in an impenetrable titanium sphere. This is always a good idea during an apocalypse. You may want to consider outfitting your sphere with a lead shield to block radioactivity, a comfy natural latex mattress, oxygen tanks, an exercise bike in case you get a little stir crazy, some snacks, and a sick sound system. If your sphere gets buried under miles of rubble, you\u2019ll be able to survive just fine for several weeks. While your friends are floating up to heaven, you\u2019ll be happily peddling on your exercycle listening to Enya. Oh, and you\u2019ll be sleeping like a baby.