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Falling asleep has always taken me a while. But during my late teens I started to stay awake longer and longer. I’d lie in bed worrying about something I said, or dreading something I had to do at school the next day. One week, as part of my psychology course, my class watched a video about a man with an incredibly rare medical condition. He became physically unable to fall asleep, went mad and died. That night, I became convinced this was happening to me.

I am a rational person. I can see two sides to an argument and stay calm under pressure. But over the years, lying in the dark next to my snoring partner, I transformed into somebody else entirely as the night-time hours

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