Your exhausting workday is finally over, and after an hour of Netflix in bed, you're ready to snooze. Except now you can't shut your brain off. And then you think about how you can't shut your brain off. And now it's three hours later, and you know you're gonna feel like crap run over twice tomorrow.
In reality, there's a scientific explanation for your inability to stop your mind from racing right before bed. As laid out by redditor ICUDOC, an (aptly named) alleged sleep doctor, it all has to deal with when your mind has time to decompress without distraction. That's tough in the iPhone-all-the-time era -- but fortunately, there are some solutions, too.