You only close your eyes when you are asleep.
I know this might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s not that you wait until you’re in bed ready to snuggle in and then you close your eyes and wait for the sandman. No. You stare into the middle distance until you are asleep and THEN you close your eyes.
On many occasions I’ve checked in on you to see if you are asleep and you are just staring at the wall, the ceiling, or – most creepy – right at the door like you were expecting me.
You almost never react. You are essentially asleep with your eyes open. Eventually your eyelids catch up with you and close…ever. so. slowly.
You are going to scare the bejesus out of some poor roommate in the future, kiddo.