I thought I was the only one not getting enough sleep these days, but my NYU students are just like their professor.
Their digital devices keep them awake.
They sleep with their phones, answer texts if they hear it in light sleep.
And it makes them sleepy which is why it’s hard to find a college campus without a Starbucks nearby to get some caffeine.
But it’s not perfect sleep or maybe not even the lack of it that is the real problem.
It’s fatigue from worry, frustration, anxiety, pressure.
One student recently ran a half marathon in the rain and recovered within hours because running is a way to let off steam not let it build up.
Sleep has to be a $100 billion business or the lack of it could be a reminder to let go of worry since 99% of what we worry about will never happen.
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