As far back as grammar school, Drew had issues sleeping. Like most kids, school caused the most anxiety and were the primary cause of his listless nights. He’d just lay awake at night, in his bed, in the dark, waiting for sleep to just happen. It just never happened easily.
He remembers explaining the issue to his parents and asking help. They responded to the request the way a parent would a kid asking for help with a homework assignment. “Just lay there and close your eyes,” his mother and father told him, “and think about something nice.” Drew was left to figure it out alone.