Pure math isn't even fun.
June 14, 2012 3:36 AM Subscribe
I have a very serious problem: I can't stop thinking about mathematics and it's interfering heavily with my sleep.
posted by Evernix to health & fitness (30 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Let me start off by telling you that I'm an EE student undergrad. I'm currently taking 10 hours over this summer.
I'll go to bed, fall asleep within an hour or two, but then wake up at 2 or 3am to go pee or something. When I get back, it is *so damn hard* to actually fall back asleep.
Here's my problem, and it's driving me absolutely nuts - I'll try to do problems or proofs in my head while I'm in bed, and it's a god damn nightmare. For some reason, my brain thinks that successfully getting all these problems or proofs correct will "unlock" sleep for me or something. I hate it. This has been a problem before, but lately it's just gotten ridiculous.
The main issue is that I can't seem to get my brain out of this mental state. My feet will twitch and curl on eachother while I just wish I could fall asleep. So since I found nothing by googleing "can't stop doing math sleep", I'm asking for input on how to handle this.
(And sorry for how hastily this is written, I'm currently up at 5am and very annoyed.)