Rarely, I rant.
But when you’re only averaging four hours of sleep each night, I’m making an exception.
Here’s the situation: I’ve got this new upstairs neighbor who doesn’t get home until midnight. That means, he shuffles, stomps and drop things on his hardwood floor from 12:17 until 2:35 a.m. Then, he usually wakes up again at 4 a.m. and continues to walk and stomp.
So, I’ve gone upstairs and talked to him about the situation—at least five times. But he says there’s nothing he can do about it. And to some degree, it’s true. It’s his apartment. If he wants to stomp around, he can. We just happen to be on two different millennials, on two different schedules.
I have to accept the situation. Around 3 a.m. last night, I made up a list of things that I can do to see if I can get at least one more hour of sleep each night.
Does anybody else have any tips?
- Get a fan.
- Buy heavy-duty earplugs.
- Sleep outside on my porch. I have a sleeping bag.
- Nap when I get home from work.
- Crash at a different friend’s apartment each night.
- Experiment with melatonin.
- Start drinking nightcaps.
- Pop some sleeping pills.
- Combine shots of bourbon, sleeping pills and melatonin (hopefully, this won’t kill me).