I have been experiencing hell for the past few days now. Figuratively. On second thoughts, hell might be a tad better. I’ve had problems before, big ones, small ones, silly ones and some not so silly ones but I’ve never quite experienced anything like this before. Sleep deprivation. Okay, I know it sounds like I’m exaggerating but I’m not. I haven’t had any sleep for almost 4 days now. Not a fun experience by any means. I always thought if we could skip out on sleep we could achieve so much more during the hours spent sleeping. Sadly reality is a far cry from it, I have barely been able to concentrate on anything, as if I’m in limbo or some other sort of oblivion. It has been a harrowing experience, like a load has been put on my shoulders which gets heavier every passing minute.
Approaching exams got me worried about my study schedule which was being messed up by this impediment. So I decided to seek out a cure, I did what any sane person would do, I Googled it. The results weren’t amusing. It said the leading factors to such a condition were, diabetes, depression, mental illness, anxiety. None of which I have, which leads me to believe it might be due to Natural selection. Can’t fight that now can I? Moving on, I tried searching for cures to such ailment albeit ones which did not involve treatment to the above mentioned symptoms. Now I can honestly say I tried all that was possible, counting sheep, reading a book, watching TV, starting a story in your head. None of which were productive except maybe the last one where I may have just outlined a plot to my future novel(s). A medical journal has it that the longest a man has survived without sleep is 10 days. He died on the 11th. Tempting as the idea of getting my name in the record books be, I am not ready to die… yet. Though I’m quite sure I will survive, I’d still like to get some shut eye. So if any of you happen to know of any remedies, do let me know. And before you all start suggesting sleep medications, I am not open to the idea of having to take pills to sleep. I might as well take pills to feel hungry then.