Trying to Outsmart the Bogeyman in My Nightly Insomnia Battle

Battling anxiety's evil twin who tortures me when I try to sleep

Ash Jurberg
Published in
5 min readFeb 28, 2024

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I wake up with a start, sweat dripping off my forehead despite the air conditioning set to Arctic levels. My heart begins beating faster, and it seems to echo around the room in the silence. It feels like I've had a gallon of Red Bull injected directly…

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