To sleep, or not to sleep? The age-old dilemma. Before every break, you ask yourself, “I am going to sleep the entire week or nah?” Instead, you end up getting three hours of sleep every night. What happened to that much-needed rest?
1. Call of the Friends
Friends are a double-edged sword. You love them, and they’re great to hang out with, but they rob you of your sleep. Always calling to drag you to bars and go on adventures. All of this would be 100% great… if it was not 2 a.m.
2. Attack of the Video Games
Afraid your new PS4 would get stolen if you brought it to college, your mom forced you to leave it at home. You can’t just let a beautiful piece of electronic magic sit neglected, so you immediately grab a controller the moment you walk through the door. And, just like that, sleep was sacrificed and break was over.
3. The Boss from the Black Lagoon
Break is not always just free time. Sometimes you might have to actually work. Some employers may say, “Great, you’re on break! That means you have more time to work for me.” You just want to spit in your boss’s face, but you don’t because you know you will get fired. Instead, you just overnight a voodoo doll from New Orleans and hope the asshole gets a hemorrhoid.
4. The Haunting… of Homework
It lurks in the shadows of the deepest recesses of your backpack. The five assignments you had to do over break with a research paper to boot. You know you have to do it, but you foolishly ignore it until the Sunday night before the semester starts up again. Actually, you can just wake up early Monday to do it. Better yet, let’s race against the clock and finish it all two minutes before class starts.
5. Vacation Vacuum
A family vacation: The only time when you will both wake up and go to sleep at an ungodly hour. Your overly-excited parents wake you up at 5 a.m. to start the marathon day your mom planned on your itinerary. It’s not until 10 p.m. that you finally get away from that craziness and can party till 2 a.m. Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
6. Facebook, the Final Frontier
You scroll and scroll and scroll, but you never seem to reach the bottom. Like the endlessness of space, the bottom of your newsfeed seems impossible to reach. “Just one more. Just… one… more…” you say. And then it is 4 a.m.; too late for sleeping. The only option is to dive right back in and try to do what no man has done before and reach the bottom. It’s a challenge you’ve accepted and can’t give up until it’s complete.
7. The Couch Potato: A Vicious Cycle
Any farmer can tell you that potatoes don’t sleep at night. Couch potatoes aren’t any different. Couch potatoes expend no energy, so they are never tired. You say that breaks are for relaxing so you stay inside all day, but then you say you aren’t tired. Well, if you move around as much as a potato, what more do you expect?