You’ll have to forgive me if this isn’t the most eloquent statement you’ve ever heard. Frankly, I’m pretty sleep deprived at this point. It’s been about three weeks since I’ve had a full night of sleep, and my condition is definitely starting to mess with me at this point. I’m doing everything I can to take care of myself otherwise, but there’s no substitute for being well rested – I can’t keep doing this much longer. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like there’s much of a solution, because my two options are equally bad. Everything started to go downhill about a month ago, when I noticed that my air conditioning unit was having trouble keeping up with the continual daily heat and humidity. The cooling system seemed to be struggling every day, and the indoor air quality began to suffer as time went on. Soon, the house felt as hot and humid as it did outdoors, even with the AC unit running nonstop. This was a big problem since I normally sleep on the top level of the house, where all the hot and heavy air inherently congregates. I was sweating through my sheets every night, tossing and turning in the sticky air instead of getting any shut eye, so I moved myself downstairs to try my luck there. The air is naturally much cooler and drier down in the basement, so I pulled together a makeshift bed on the floor, and settled in for the evening. The cool air was definitely more pleasant than trying to relax in 85 degree humidity, but there is still a downside to the deal… my bed has been so uncomfortable that my back is revolting against me. Cold air or not, I can’t get to sleep with pins and needles down my spine all night long.