Published in



Why We Can’t Sleep

Who can sleep during all of this?

Photo: Fotografía de eLuVe/Getty Images

I’ve always had issues with sleep: One of my earliest memories is wandering around the halls of my childhood home in the middle of the night, unable to get back to bed. Decades later, I’m still doing the same thing.

I’ve tried melatonin and prescription sleeping pills, weighted blankets, eye masks, and rain…




What matters now. A publication from Medium about politics, power, and culture.

Recommended from Medium

Out with the Old Patterns and In with the New!: How Lunar New Year Traditions Coach us to Transform

𝐈𝐭 𝐖𝐚𝐬 𝐀 𝐌𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐓𝐨 𝐋𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐔𝐩 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐌𝐎𝐑𝐄

Dear all you Motha-fuckers,

The Unbelievable Benefits of Being Open-Minded

The Best 20 Charlotte Rae Quotes

I Walked On Fire With 5 Thousand Of My Closest Friends… Here’s What I Learned.

Life sketches.

A Stoics Guide to Dying Well

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jessica Valenti

Jessica Valenti

Feminist author & columnist. Native NYer, pasta enthusiast.

More from Medium

The Ugly Truth About This New Dating Trend Called ‘Roaching’

I put some words together, but they didn’t do what I wanted them to

A man sits by the seaside in bright daylight. He looks down to the water, as seagulls encircle him.

A Hard Truth and Reflection on Life at Stephen Crane Village: Sam’s Story