If you’re like me, you almost never feel like you get enough sleep. And we’re not alone! According to a 2016 report by the Centers for Disease Control, 34.8 percent of Americans get less than the recommended 7 hours of sleep per night. That’s over 86 million people who are chronically sleep deprived. Not getting enough sleep leads to all sorts of health problems, but in a day-to-day sense it leaves you tired and less able to function.
There are lots of reasons why people can’t or don’t get a full night’s rest. For me, it’s because I have a weird work schedule, and because I have a brain that loves to wait until after midnight to get fascinated with life’s great mysteries. (Like why Goofy, a dog, can walk and talk while Pluto, also a dog, cannot.) Other people might lose sleep to stress, medical conditions, too much caffeine, too much screen time at night, or they just don’t prioritize a good night’s rest–and we haven’t even mentioned brand new parents.
If insomnia is a regular part of your life, you’ll definitely relate to these 15 Tweets. Just try not to read them at bedtime!