New York excerpts from RM Vaughan’s new release Bright Eyed: Insomnia and Its Cultures.

My insomnia, like everybody else’s, manifests itself in multiple ways. I suffer from a neurological disorder that is under-studied and poorly understood. It’s an ‘orphan disease,’ meaning there are not enough people with the disorder to make further research profitable. It is merely coincidental, but nevertheless usefully symbolic, that the disorder’s symptoms include an inability to stop moving — the physical manifestation of attention surplus disorder.

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