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Restlessness

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I am a sleep hunter. I track sleep through my house. I track it with a flashlight, and a bottle of pills, and two pillows, and a blanket, and a book for killing time in the blind before the dark herd comes. I wait until I’m sick of waiting. Then I pack my gear and move to better hunting grounds, to far-flung reaches of the house where sleep has been spotted at two a.m., at three.

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is a founding editor of The Believer and the author, most recently, of The Vanishers (Doubleday).

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