‘3:36 and still wide awake’

Aasmund Ryningen
3 min readSep 14, 2020


I’m guessing it’s 3:36 AM and not PM.

But I could be wrong.

Anyway, the above quote is taken from an unlucky person who suffers from sleep deprivation. If you’re a normal human being, I’m sure that you’ve experienced this before. Lying in bed, not being able to sleep. Turning around, flipping pillows, changing your sleeping positions, looking at your phone and being mad at the world. It ain’t fun. It’s horrible. Painful. And, when you’re lying there, there is literally nothing that you can do.

Short of taking a heavy dose of morphine, I really don’t know what’ll make you sleep instantly. Perhaps some heavy narcotics like cocaine. Hopefully you’re not on coke and if you are, I think you should seek professional help.

I should add to that, that I’ve never ever tried narcotics before in my entire life.

Anyway, let’s get back to business here.

I remember once I was out driving. My daughter was in the back seat. We were going to visit some relatives. The car ride was about 45 minutes or so. Driving conditions were pretty decent, and the weather was good. So I wasn’t too worried about that.

However, my concentration wasn’t the best.

In fact, it was down at an-all time low. I hadn’t slept properly for at least two nights in a row. And here I was, about to drive in the middle of the day when all I really wanted to do was to lay down and sleep.

However, I’d promised my relatives and my daughter that we’d go there. So I really had no choice. I take my word very seriously. If I promise something, I’m going to do it.

So, I jump into the car, put my daughter in the child seat and fasten the seatbelt. And then I fasten myself. Before I pull out of the driveway and start driving.

So far, so good. Not much traffic. Daughter is calm in the backseat (for once).

Eventually, we hit a different road which is pretty long without any curves or anything else that makes you busy enough so that you won’t dip forward and close your eyes.

I swear, I didn’t see it coming…

But, after about 5 minutes or so, I succumb to sleep and fatigue. My eyelids are getting so heavy, I can barely keep them open anymore. It’s like my body is gradually shutting down. Vision gets foggy and blurry. I’m literally falling asleep as I’m driving, still in my own lane and…

….two milliseconds later I’m on my way over in the wrong lane, almost barely hitting a car that’s driving against me!

I manage a loud ‘OH SHIT!’ before I pull the wheel so that my car gets into my lane again and continue driving. Heart is beating like it’s about to jump out of my throat. I’m sweating. Nervous. Scared. Daughter asks ‘Daddy, what happened?’

I calmly respond, ‘Nothing, just a problem with the car. Will look into it.’

That’s the closest moment I’ve come to facing death. In fact, the closest I’ve come to killing myself and my child.

All because I had two nights in a row of ‘3:36 AM and still wide awake’…

Insomnia is nothing to joke about.

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I recommend you do the same.

Get some CBD oil, now.

It can literally help save you and your children’s life.