Top Ten Things an Insomniac Can Relate To

The Top Ten
1 You will do literally anything to sleep

I try not to let my insomnia take over me.

2 You've Googled every sleeping tip

None of which have helped. Some of which I will never be capable of doing. (No electronics an hour before bed?)

Why can't I sleep? Oh wait, more helpful suggestions that don't help. Hooray...

Why can't I sleep? Well, I'd say it's because people are useless.

3 Falling asleep during school/work

I fall asleep during math classes.

The worst thing about school:
Teachers forcing you to stay awake, look at the board/smartboard, and sit up.

4 Sleeping pills don't always work

Sleeping pills have been a lifesaver for me in the past, but I know that they may make the situation worse. Overuse can scientifically condition you into being completely unable to sleep without them.

I don't take sleeping pills because I don't do drugs, only weed.

5 Reading the list of effects of sleep-deprivation is depressing

Man, this is terrifying. I'm in serious trouble.

6 The awful realization that sleep isn't coming

An all-nighter is one of the worst things in life. Period. I feel as if I am going to die during school. And two days? So much worse!

7 Being the person who texts late at night
8 Getting creative late at night

I'm usually most creative from 11 PM to 1 AM. That's when I write.

A number of my best-selling lists were made at night.

Perhaps the most relatable, as a night owl myself.

9 Forgetting your sleep deprived days

I'm always blanking on things that happen when I'm sleep-deprived!

I haven't slept for over 24 hours. I need help.

10 Hunger

I get hungry way too easily, mate. Yet I'm still a bony little guy.

The Contenders
11 Hallucinating

I've had nothing major, just flickering shadows and paranoia. I can't imagine how scary this would be if they were worse, though!

Is this me watching my room or The Walking Dead?

12 Sweating until you stick to the sheet
13 Constantly staring at the clock
14 Thinking you'll fall asleep, and then hearing the dog barking
15 Thinking, "is that daylight?"

Shut up, birds. It's only - oh crap, I stayed up again.

16 Having difficulty to sleep despite being tired
17 Having the greatest ideas instead of sleeping

Like thinking of ways to snort Pepsi up your nose and more prank ideas. Hooray!

18 Staring at the ceiling
19 You are never really awake and never really asleep
20 Counting down the minutes until it’s time to wake up
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