I turned out the lights at 10 PM last night and slept fitfully until just after 1 AM. Since then, I’ve been awake, unable to go back to sleep. I’m debating giving up, turning on the light and reading until I have to get ready for work, in about 4 hours, but I’m going to give it one more shot because I know that losing those 4 hours of sleep will haunt me the rest of the day.

I really hate it when I can’t sleep.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.