I never had trouble sleeping until I had to start waking up at 5 a.m. every morning to get to work on time. First I suffered. I took long, fitful, unsatisfying naps in the afternoons. I abandoned all schoolwork. I downgraded my runs from six days a week to three. I drank a lot of coffee.
Then I learned about melatonin. Oh melatonin! You were my favorite dietary supplement. Better than B12! You put me to sleep in less than half an hour most of the time. So why did you stop working?
The next step up with Ambien. And with my runs only inching back up to four times a week, I really can't afford any night eating issues.