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!


1. Your brain is your own worst enemy.

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2. Or your brain is a wannabe philosopher.

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3. You’re tired ALL day. But when night rolls around…

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4. When you know exactly what the problem is…but you still don’t fix it.

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5. Babies need 13-17 hours of sleep a day. Jealous?

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6. Your internal clock is always set to a different time zone.

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7. How can something you do every day be so difficult?!

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8. The future is going to be amazing for sleep.

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9. How many hours of sleep do you need to feel great? Trick question.

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10. Insomnia is the budget version of multiple personality disorder.


11. Your fantasies are a bit more manageable.

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12. What your brain is actually doing as you lie awake.

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13. Sometimes it feels like The Sandman’s been drinking on the job.

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14. If you’re an insomniac, sound sleepers are your superheroes.

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15. But there’s always a silver lining if you look hard enough.

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h/t: Buzzfeed