I worked as an overnight security guard to help pay for college. I’d take classes during the day and watch the dormitory doors for trouble at night. My shift would begin around 9pm and end at 7am. I’d try to catch 1 to 2 hours of sleep before classes started for the day, and then repeat the cycle. That was my life for 2 years. I replaced sleep with an elixir of vault energy drink mixed with a few 5-Hour Energies and prideful will power. In that time, I gained 30 pounds, got sicker than I’d ever been, hallucinated too many times and performed poorer than I ever had in school. There were many contributing issues, but the glaring issue was a lack of sleep. …Read More.