I try listening to a podcast, with a sleep timer in case (a) I drift off (hopefully) but don’t want to miss the rest or (b) it proves so interesting that it keeps me up.
Sometimes I switch to a different podcast app, to listen to the Bible in a Year. Father Mike’s reading is soothing and what could be a better influence on my dreams than the Word?
But I might not fall asleep and while still being awake for a learning and prayer is good, I still hope to be asleep soon.
All the while, the sound machine tries to sooth me.
Why am I still awake?