Stevo's Ego: Something we should know by now

“Take it from a guy with experience, someone who may have collectively pulled at least three all-nighters this semester at the very least: sleep is so important. There is absolutely no benefit in cramming a 24 hour wake fest into your system, and let the record show that despite all of my late night ventures, I have always been aware of this.”

Take it from a guy with experience, someone who may have collectively pulled at least three all-nighters this semester at the very least: sleep is so important.

There is absolutely no benefit in cramming a 24 hour wake fest into your system, and let the record show that despite all of my late night ventures, I have always been aware of this. So why do we do it?

Perhaps there are some of us who just have to sit done and write a paper all in one sitting.

Or maybe it’s because we’re so busy, there’s no other possible way of getting things done sooner. Even though we’ve had weeks, sometimes months in advance.

It’s most certainly not because we’re unorganized.

Wait. Yes it is. I’m not even going to try and defend myself.

Let’s face it, the only reason we ever do something at the last minute is because we forgot about it, or we’re just too unmotivated to start any earlier.

That’s the real reason and there’s no denying it. And all for what?

I’m sure you love feeling weak and useless all day just as much as I do.

And who doesn’t love having a lowered immune system? In fact, I feel much lighter! I only wish it wasn’t light-headed.

Sure, looking like death has its advantages (I wonder if Vinnie will ever do a fashion forward about what to wear during sleep depravity).

No one wants to even come near you because you look so sickly, they’re afraid you might be contagious. I do love not being bothered.

And then there’s the matter of speech. I don’t know about you, but when I’m sleep deprived I can barely turn my own thoughts into something coherent, let alone be able to comprehend what anyone else is saying.

Here’s the point: not sleeping is bad. It’s plain and simple.

You’re in college, so by now you should know how long it takes you to get a project done, just based on your study habits thus far.

There’s absolutely no excuse. Gage your papers, tests and projects and give yourself the right amount of time to get them completed.

That is, unless of course you don’t mind looking like Jacob Marley’s ghost (hey Vinnie, are chains in style?).

If you’re still not convinced, think about it like this: thinking about all-nighters only seems like you’ve got plenty of time.

In all actuality, nine times out of 10 it’s probably not enough.

From my experience, time flies by a whole lot faster then you’d expect it to.

Well, at least the evening hours do. Maybe you’ll find comfort in knowing that at least the daylight hours are longer. And by longer, I mean that you’re going to think time has literally stopped.

Take some time this year to study for your finals. I think some scientist even said we retain knowledge better from a good night’s sleep.

Or maybe he was talking about breakfast.

Oh well, whatever. I think it’s safe to say that I’ve learned my lesson. I only wish I hadn’t learned it a few weeks before graduation.