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wow thats a clever one
Dreaming that youre awake trying to fall asleep
Holy shit, it's a comic about my life.
OH my God! That's me! Or, me if I was an adult man with a shaved head rather than a teenage girl with a meter of hair. But still.My counting tends to be more along the lines of "It's 11:30. That means I have seven hours to sleep if I fall asleep right now. Wait, now it's 11:31. That means I have 6 hours and 59 minutes to sleep if I fall asleep right now. Wait, now it's--"
thats like me. I AM an adult man with a shaved head. I lay facing the digital clock so every time i open my eyes i read the time and think of how much sleep I can get before the alarm goes off.
this is the funniest comic ever. SO GOOD. found out about you from the university of massachusetts daily collegian.
But it still doesn't tell me how to get to sleep?!?!?!
LOL, I nearly spit cereal all over my monitor XD
Starting from the beginning, this is the funniest I've read so far. Hilarious!
I hate it when have a dream like the one in panel four. I can never figure out if I really slept or it was only a dream that stuff drives me crazy.
I read this while not being able to fall asleep and laughed so hard i thought i might die before i fell asleep
I laughed really hard at panel 3, i think i might awake someone, the whole thing is riceless.
Cornh: Riceless? Well, I did notice a lack of rice in this comic...
This is like Inception, but balder! Therefore better.
Total Inception stuff right there.
And narcolepsy prevails again!
Yay Inception! Dream within a dream within a dream...That is a lot like me. I can never get to sleep and I wander into my mother's room while she's desperately trying to finish her work due for tommorow and say'Muuuuuuuuum, I can't sleeep' She'll say something along the lines of 'Think about good things or just nothing. Now go to bed'. I'll go away then come back five minutes later going, 'Muuuuuuuuuuuum, it didnt work! You're Rubbish'She'll go, 'Lie on your back, then not your side and shut your eyes'. I'll go back and come back in again two minutes later with' Muuuuuuuuuuum, it didn't work!'And she'll snap like a 50 year old rubber band and yell at me and I'll sit in bed and stare at the wall till morning where I go to sleep in the middle of my Maths test and fail.Then I go home and blame it on my Mother.That's how things usually work at my house.
I once was watching Doctor Who on my laptop all night ( I am American and have an obsession) and I only got an hour of sleep. My dreams were all messed up and weird because I had fallen asleep while watching. The next day, I went through the entire day thinking that everyone in the school had been turned British by aliens. I also spoke in a British accent that I couldn't get rid of for the rest of the day. This is how dreams can drive you insane.
...wash, rince, and repeat, and NOW YOU ARE ME.
I do have a real don't-wake-up-too-early tip, or at least to ease getting back to sleep when you do wake up too early: obviously you want to know if actually it's too late instead, and if you open your eyes to see your clock, and it is too early, then they don't close properly again. So, get a push-button talking clock. Um, that's it. Oh, and it's probably only a problem if you're single. Married peoples can take it in turn to sit up and keep watch. Or, something.
"So convincing were these dreams of lying awake that he awoke from them each morning in complete exhaustion and fell right back to sleep." (Catch 22)
@ Hannah and Jason:I too am a bald male with facial hair - my friends think someone's writing a comic about me when I share links to BI.As for the topic at hand, I haven't set the time on the alarm clock in the bedroom (it doesn't blink 12:00, thankfully), and I use my cell phone alarm clock. The cell lays across the room face-down. I used to wake repeatedly and look at the clock and do the math, "I can still get x hours of sleep before the alarm...", it's really astounding he difference in the magnitude of sleep interuptions. Now rather than obsessing down to the minute, I just roll over and go back to sleep. "Letting go" of trying to control my sleep has been awesome!
The irony that I'm currently trying to get to sleep while reading this comic is not lost on me.
You know my pain so well!
@Hannah, Jason, Beardo;
Welcome to the club, guys.
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