Sleep at last

I did get sleep last night. I was in bed at 8 PM, when it was still light out. I turned out the light at 8:20 and I was out. I woke up bleary-eyed to my alarm at 4:20 AM. I was still groggy enough when I got into the office at 5:40 than I didn’t go to the gym. I got an extra hours worth of sleep instead.

While I did get sleep last night, it was, at least in part, pharmaceutically-induced. The real challenge will be tonight. Will I be able to get to sleep without any sleep-aid medication?

Published by 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 Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.