Trying to sleep

"Come on, sleep. Just...sleep,” I murmur to myself. Tensing every muscle, trying to relax.

"Maybe flipping the pillow to the cool side will help?” I think, doing just that.

"Am I thirsty?"

I look for the water bottle and I curse, "Damn it, the bottle's empty." I walk to the kitchen and chug a bottle.

"Oh great, now I need to pee. Of course."

Returning to bed, I pick up the phone and flip through Reels.

Hours pass. It’s already morning. This is ridiculous. Frustration bubbles up and I just… resign.

“Fine, I’ll just stay awake,” I exclaim as I stare at the ceiling. And instantly fall asleep.