I got up at 6AM to finish my music paper. It’s not the best thing I have ever written or even close, but I would imagine it’s passable. I should be doing better work, but five hours of sleep just isn’t quite enough for me. Apparently I overestimated how long it would take me to finish, as I was done by around 7:30, and I didn’t have a class until 9:30 today. I guess that’s the way it goes.
I arrived on the sixth floor of South Hall around 9:10, so I had time to glance at the schedules on the wall. Then my topology professor walked by an asked me how I felt about my understanding and results in his class, and in particular he asked me whether I was crying myself to sleep over his class. I told him that I am not currently crying myself to sleep about it but that two weeks ago, I may have given him a different response. He realizes that this is my first quarter in college and that my classes are far more advanced than the classes I should be taking, so he thinks I’m doing rather well. I am very relieved. It was very kind of him to talk to me without my asking.
I am horribly sleep-deprived. I rarely get more than six hours of sleep, and eventually I will really suffer if I don’t start getting more sleep. Right now I am probably managing to give some impression of being awake most of the time, but that won’t last. How should I convince myself to sleep more? I suppose one way to convince myself to sleep more is to try to remember that my roommate turns off his awful “music” when I try to sleep. That’s probably the best I can do, but if anyone has suggestions, I would be happy to listen.