Back in August of last year, my mother went with us on a mini-vacation to North Carolina. We mainly went to the Zoo and an aquarium the next day. Since the hours are limited (hard to cram both in the 9-5 time-frame especially considering the drive time) we stayed at a hotel. We had just one room with two queen beds so we could make the trip a little less expensive. I had terribly forgotten my mother was a horrible snorer. She drove in her own car, and after 3 hours of trying to go sleep, I panicked in my head. I tried everything in the book to get me to sleep. Counting sheep didn't work, even watching something boring didn't work. That snoring combined with the excitement of the day really had me wide awake.
So I gave up and put on my headphones and just watched Game of Thrones on my smartphone since I still had HBO NOW at the time. Eventually around 5-6 am I think I fell asleep for a little while. Since she was driving, I didn't want to wake her up as I could be dead asleep in the back of the car on the way home, whatever.
Surprisingly, my energy the next day was fine. I was able to enjoy the aquarium and the mall it is in. Towards the time we were leaving the mall, I had started to feel it a little. We got home and my mother asked if I could drive home safely and I thought so. Daisy and I got home and I still felt okay. We took care of a few things, but I took a sleeping aid (to ensure I would not wake up early) laid down around 3pm and didn't wake up until about 8am the next morning. Honestly it was the best sleep that night that I can remember.