The Science of Sleep
I am such a horrible sleeper. I have trouble falling asleep so I stay up too late, and then once I am asleep I find it impossible to get out of bed. Last weekend I slept in til 11 o’clock one day! (What am I, a uni student?) I really need to get up and exercise in the mornings, and I just can’t. I’m tired and groggy for the first two hours every day and it’s so frustrating. Last week I was reading AskMeFi when I saw a reference to Modafinil. This drug WAKES YOU UP. It sounds awesome. Unfortunately it seems to be prescription-only in Australia, and judging by the online pharmacies, it’s pretty damn expensive too. Crap. I’ll ask my doctor next time I see him, but that looks like a dead end.
The Snook: Just have a coffee!
Me: But I don’t love coffee as much as you, and all the coffeeshops near me in the city suck. Choking down a burnt and bitter long black just makes me ill.
Him: So have an espresso. Pretend it’s medicine.
Me: Now there’s an idea…
Today he made me a macchiato (espresso with a tiny bit of milk) as soon as I got up. I downed it in three sips. Verdict? I’M RARIN’ TO GO!