What even is sleep?

We all know you need at least 6 hours of sleep to operate. We also know the importance of REM (rapid eye movement) cycles and how vital they are to cognitive thinking. But I think we can all agree that university makes sleeping pretty difficult.

I feel like sleep is becoming a luxury. I usually go to bed in the early hours of the morning and I’m up for uni a few hours later. It’s ridiculous.

Sleep, what’s that?

My fellow insomniacs and crammers will understand this cycle. Which is probably all of you. No sleep plus caffeine equals lots of work done. I honestly feel like that will be my graduation speech:

“Thank you coffee and red bull for making all this possible”.

I’d hate to think how much money I’ve spent on those two beverages. We all do it though. We all drink up and forget to sleep. Because sleep is overrated anyway, right?

And who doesn’t love that amazing giggle phase where everything is the most hysterical thing you have ever experienced? Every meme is hilarious and every little photo has to be re-blogged due to its absolute comedic genius.

The next morning you wake from your not so rested slumber and regret staying up for hours. You very reluctantly stumble out of bed and have an ‘Up&Go’ because cooking is too hard. Then the lecture starts and you can feel your eyelids slowly starting to close. This makes you think about sleep even more, which makes the whole idea of falling asleep in your comfy lecture chair all the more appealing. But you can’t sleep because the lecture is important and you don’t want to embarrass yourself. Then the emotions start swaying and you can’t control any of them. The whole day turns ugly but you repeat this process even though you know how it will end.

Moral of the story – go to bed.


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