I have a really hard time falling asleep and staying asleep. I have always been this way for as long as I can remember. When I was a little girl I would get in trouble for staying up late reading, but it was because I just couldn’t fall asleep. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to sleep, but every little noise would keep me awake. I am the lightest sleeper and if I need a good night sleep then I have to take a sleeping pill. I knew that when I went away to college next fall this was going to be a problem for me. I decided to reach out to the school to see if it was possible to have a dorm room all to myself. I was so relieved when they said yes. The day I moved in I also noticed that my dorm room also had a thermostat in it. That meant I would be able to control the temperature of the room unlike all the other dorm rooms that were hooked up to the same thermostat. I didn’t tell anyone else on my floor that I had my own thermostat because I didn’t want to draw any attention to my new discovery. I think having my own thermostat will also help to sleep better at night too! I am hoping that is the case at least, I really don’t want my lack of sleep to affect my grades at all. I am hoping my dorm set up with allow me to get at least four hours of sleep each night.