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All the reasons why being unable to sleep is THE WORST

When you’re SO TIRED but you can’t sleep.

TRYING TO GET to sleep when you can’t is officially the world’s worst torment.

You feel totally shattered all day.

But somehow as soon as you go to bed, you’re WIDE AWAKE

And immediately you close your eyes, your mind is all like


Somehow, you CANNOT get comfortable


Because your bed seems to have transformed into:


You become irrationally angry with anyone who IS asleep


And obsessed with small noises, which suddenly seem INCREDIBLY loud


You try all the getting-to-sleep tricks you know

But somehow, they all backfire.


Instead, everything you’ve ever done wrong goes through your mind


And you just feel like


So you just stare at the clock


And obsessively calculate the amount of sleep you COULD get if you got to sleep right now

Meanwhile every hour or so, you start up in a panic that your alarm hasn’t gone off

After hours of this, you FINALLY fall into a deep and restful slumber…


… five minutes before your alarm goes off.

That’s just how it is, I’m afraid. Basically this is your life:


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Michael Freeman

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