This is your brain, screaming at you. Every other part of your body understands that you’d like to get back to sleep, but for some reason, the brief moment of consciousness has triggered the “GO” button in your grey matter. It goes from zero to light speed in half a nano-second. And no matter how hard you try, you just CAN’T. SHUT. IT. OFF. You try different tactics, ignoring it, agreeing with it, telling it to think about something else, but it doesn’t matter. It’s alive.