It’s three in the morning.
You’ve been staring at the ceiling for the past three hours, physically exhausted yet unable to shut off for the night. All you want is to sleep, but you can’t stop counting down the hours until your alarm goes off.
“It’s 3am now, and my alarm is going off at 8. That means if I fall asleep right now, I can get… great, 5 hours of sleep”
At what point do you give up? Maybe it’s time to turn on some late-night infomercials and see if that does the trick, like you’re Ed Norton’s character in Fight Club.
Nope, didn’t work, and now you’ve only got 4 and half hours until the alarm goes off. Welcome to another restless night.
If you’ve ever suffered from a restless night, you can relate to the scenario I just explained. That was most nights for me, for most of my life so far. I’ve had countless nights where I’ve been unable to get a good night’s sleep, leading to weeks of constant fatigue and low mental functioning.
Maybe you drank too much coffee before bed. Maybe you have an important meeting early in the morning, and no matter what you do, your brain won’t stop replaying the worst case scenarios.…