I’ve never been able to sleep very well at night.
I’ve had terrible insomnia since I was a kid. I would lay awake in bed at night and I would not be able to sleep. My mom told me to count sheep. I would count sheep, bears, lions and zebras, but it still wouldn’t make me tired. Sometimes I will get all the way to 100 before I would start over with another type of animal. I didn’t do very well in school because I was constantly tired during the day. Even though I couldn’t sleep at night, I still fell asleep a lot during class. My teachers told my parents that they needed to send me to bed early and my mom and dad wondered why I wasn’t sleeping. I told them that I was trying to sleep and it’s not as if I had any electronics or video games in my room. This was back in the 90s when an alarm clock with an a.m. and FM radio was something cool to have. A few years ago one of my friends and I were talking about insomnia. The guy said that he had the perfect cure for insomnia. I immediately told that guy that melatonin doesn’t work for me. He laughed and said melatonin was a joke. He brought out a marijuana joint. I told the guy that I was not into recreational marijuana but he insisted that I try it. He promised that I would get 8 hours of sleep if I smoked the marijuana joint with him. I laughed and bet him fifty bucks. That was the best $50 bucks I ever lost.