Some people are way too tired to fall asleep.
Most of these people are college students.
At this point, a lot of us seniors consider the biggest perk of graduating to be the chance to have a job where we can work for about eight hours a day and then go home without having to take work home with us that will be graded the next day.
My readers who are out of college and in the work force are scoffing. I’m just telling it like it is, people. We just want a decent night’s sleep.
But all of us in our undergraduate years (and those of us in graduate studies) know perfectly well that sleep will not come. It will not come for another nine months.
There are things we do to help ourselves sleep in the limited time we have for it. Some of us turn to herbal teas and melatonin tablets. Some guzzle Nyquil. Soft music. Reading the most boring textbook they own. I’m sure there are those of us who still turn to warm milk. We will do anything for a good night’s rest, as futile as we know the pursuit may be.
Tonight, my sleep potion of choice is herbal tea, ibuprofen PM, turning the lights off, and writing this really, really boring blog post.
I, and many of my overworked and overwrought associates, will be awake for another hour. Or more.
That’s just the way it goes.