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When Your Sleep Schedule Sucks

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When Your Sleep Schedule Sucks
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If you're a normal person, you probably go to bed before midnight and get a solid eight hours of sleep and live a happy life. Unfortunately, we all don't live this way. I personally don't understand how college kids can be on a normal sleeping schedule at all. With all the tests, projects, papers, clubs, sporting events, and trying to maintain a decent social life, it's almost impossible. So naturally, college students are bound to have their sleeping schedules thrown off at some point. Sleep is a fragile thing, and once your sleep schedule gets off, it stays like that for a while.

1. Remember when you were a small child and could go to sleep before 9 p.m.? Ah, those were the days.

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Going to sleep while it was still somewhat light outside? The best.

2. You promise yourself every day that you will go to bed early, but you know you're just lying to yourself.

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Who are you kidding? You're going to fail.

3. You get into bed at a decent hour and decide you should watch a single episode of your favorite show to wind down.

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Just one episode of "The Office" to wind down.

4. Then you think, "One more episode won't hurt! It's early, after all!"

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They're only 20-minute episodes!

5. Suddenly, you look at the clock and it's 2 a.m. in the morning.

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Where did the time go?

6. Oh well, at this point you're awake and will probably engage in any activity ranging from cleaning your entire room to looking at every single picture you've ever taken on Facebook.

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Because for some reason it makes sense to refold all of your T-shirts at 3 a.m. in the morning.

7. You stumble onto YouTube videos and get sucked into an endless vortex of Ellen (DeGeneres) scaring people or military homecomings.

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I started out with a music video and ended up watching cats with funny hats on...

8. It's now 4 a.m. and you close your laptop, determined to go to sleep.

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Send help.

9. Then you look at your phone scrolling through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Snapchat, Buzzfeed ... anything you can look at.

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I must consume all the media!

10. You finally close your phone and try to get to sleep.

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Not tired, but society tells me I should sleep.

11. Then, you hear the birds outside start chirping and soon enough you see the sun coming up.

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My old enemy, we meet again.

12. You finally fall asleep, wake up in time to go to class, then come back home and immediately take a four-hour nap because you're so sleep deprived.

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You don't even remember driving home from campus.

13. Then the cycle continues every night while you ponder who you are as a person and why you can't be normal and just sleep like a regular human adult.

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Does time exist? Who am I? What am I?

14. Oh well, sleep is for the weak.

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Sleep when you're dead.

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