This is Tim. He is a very intelligent teenager with a bright future and a very sincere and innocent personality.
Unfortunately, he is under a lot of pressure from his parents to perform well in school. He pushes himself very hard to meet their demands.
99 is not good enough! No supper for you!
No. Who are you?
He spends most of his time studying, so he doesn't have time to hang out, be physically active, and play with his friends. Because of this and the academic stress, he finds it very hard to sleep at night.
Can I play with you guys?
Why can't I just work on my stress instead?!?
His mom, being the ruthless person she is, brought him to the doctor and asked for medicines right away. They found out he developed a stress disorder.
I will be prescribing a tablet of eszopiclone Lunesta before bed. It lasts for 6 hours so don't take more than 1 in 6 hours.
Later that night, Tim swallowed the pill with a bit of water. He didn't eat so its effects were especially strong. The GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) activity in his brain spiked, and fell asleep in just 15 minutes.
I feel so relaxed and so carefree. I love this feeling!
When he woke up, Tim decided to take a day off school. He was sick of all the pressure and just wanted one day to relax. He took another pill and acted like he was just too tired from the night before.