I Had A Terrible Sleep Last Night

Day 289/365: It wasn’t because of insomnia, but stupidity, unreasonable anxiety and a lot of coffee and Pepsi

“aerial photography of city” by Jacob Stone on Unsplash

Yesterday was my birthday.

I had a pretty relaxed day. I was out for some shopping as I need some serious clothes for my next trip (details coming soon, I’m SOOO excited!) and then had a coffee and some KFC. It’s a tradition.

I then went back home and had some dinner with some Pepsi right near it. Oh, and the KFC was also with some Coke right beside the Original Recipe tights. They were so delicious, by the way!

Right before bed, I somehow managed to get some cappuccino and also some green tea. I went to bed but, for some reason, sleep simply eluded me.

I began to wonder as to why am I not able to fall asleep?

There’s something wrong with me!

Is this the start of my long-feared insomnia?

Why is this insomnia starting right on my birthday? How cruel is life?

I twisted and moved and woke up and dreamed some pretty hectic dreams last night. But not for ONE SECOND did I even considered that maybe the caffeine I put inside of me for the entire time of the previous day was at the cause of my disturbance in the Force.

It’s funny how, when your brain is in “survival” mode, as in “I can’t sleep, I’m probably dying”, it’s very hard to hit the “pause” button and look for explanations. It’s easier for your brain to simply scare the fuck out of you over a sleepless night, that by the way has “caffeine” written all over it, than thinking rationally and actually send some peace of mind your way.

This is because, back when we used to be living in caves, these survival instincts were crucial for humans to stay alive. Although we’re long away from those times, we’re still mammals and these conservational instincts are well embedded into the middle of our brains.

So whenever you find yourself almost controlled by a bad thought of fear or anything irrational, or are battling a “deadly” insomnia night that’s actually following a caffeinated day, think about why is it that you feel the way you feel. Think! It ain’t illegal yet.

But they’re working on it…

Thank you for your time!

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