Not sure if this happens to everyone, but I’ll explain anyway:
So, at 3:00am, I was still lying in bed, thinking about what I have to do tomorrow, if I’ll be able to finish the album in time, etc, saw what time it was and decided that “hey, I really need to sleep now!” and started counting, to try to make my brain calm down:
“20… 19… you’re getting tired… 18… 17… you feel your arms getting more and more relaxed… 16…“, but then your old thoughts just keep coming back:
“14… Hey, maybe I will have time to send out personally signed copies of my album after all, if I just HEY FREDRIK, STOP IT, you need to sleep!! … 20… 19… 18… I just need to know how many copies I need, and then order them to my place in time, and send out right away. It will be expensive though, like 30 USD, to make it worth it, and I wonder if anyone would want that HEY FREDRIK, SHUT IT! … 20… 19… 18… AHA! I should make a new poll, asking how people want to buy the album! Good Fredrik, do that tomorrow. Now, sleep! … 20…”
But it just keeps going on, and I forget the idea of trying to focus on sleeping. At 6am, I’m still thinking about practical details, like how to take pre-orders, how to design the new poll, how to be able to sign and ship 1000 copies, if I’d get that many requests! My brain just won’t stop!
At 9am, I come up with the idea of finding a Swedish cd manufacturer instead of the American I had previously planned! “Hey, that will be a lot cheaper, gotta do that right when I wake up! And I should also write down what I’ve been thinking all night too, to show people that nights can actually be productive, even when you don’t get any sleep. I just have to remember everything I’ve decided..”
After that thought, I suddenly felt very tired, and probably fell asleep right away!