not my bed, although I wouldn’t be sad if it was…
- What time do you go to bed? Wake up? Do you feel like you get enough sleep?
- What do you sleep in? What size is your bed? Do your pets sleep in the bed with you?
- Do you and your partner go to bed at the same time?
- Do you have any pre-bedtime rituals?
- What do you have on your bed?
What time do you go to bed? Wake up?
I usually go to bed between 9 and 10 and wake up between 6 and 6:30. I try to go to bed before I’m exhausted so I can read for a little while. But what usually ends up happening is that my head hits the pillow, I read for a second and then wake up a couple hours later with my kindle under my pillow or something.
I don’t set an alarm (I don’t have to…), I just wake up when my body feels like it or whenever Dagny wants to get up LOL. I usually do feel like I get enough sleep, if I don’t, I am a disaster; I absolutely cannot function well with less than 7-8 hours of sleep. I know this about myself. Sleep is SO important to me, because I know what a mess I am when I don’t sleep well. I try very hard to go to bed at the same time, not eat for a couple of hours beforehand, and not use a lot of electronic equipment in bed so I can optimize my sleep quality.
What do you sleep in? Size of your bed?
In the warmer months, I sleep in nothing. When it’s cold, I wear leggings and a long sleeve tee, or a nightgown (I have an organic cotton one by Domi that I love). In the winter, I freeze at night, and we generally keep our house rather cool, so I’ve found I’m more comfortable with long sleeves. Also, makes it so my arms aren’t cold while I’m trying to hold my kindle and read!
We have a king size mattress that is basically on the floor with a frame around it (the internal structure holding the mattress up off the floor broke a few years ago) and it’s barely big enough for the three of us. Yes, of COURSE Dagny sleeps with us…I wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s not small though, and somehow she manages to spread herself out between us longwise so she takes up as much room as possible LOL. She doesn’t always sleep in our bed, she has her own she sleeps in too, but when it’s really cold, she’ll always sleep in the bed with us; it keeps her warmer, and us too.
Do you and your partner go to bed at the same time?
No. Only sometimes 😉 Leo stays up and drives on his simulator most nights until 1-2 and sleeps a little later than I do. He doesn’t seem to need as much sleep, or so he says. It’s sort of hard like this, I won’t lie, because I will sometimes be deep asleep when he comes to bed, which disturbs me, and then I have a heck of a time getting back to sleep, but generally I stay passed out.
Do you have any pre-bedtime rituals?
No. haha. I guess when it’s really cold, I like to take a bath to warm up and then get into bed, but otherwise, I just wash my face, brush my teeth and hop into bed. I do have an evening ritual of drinking a big cup of tea an hour or so before bed though. Which I drink while watching Netflix. I DO NOT WATCH TV IN BED. I am opposed to watching tv in bed LOL
What do you have on your bed?
We have organic cotton sheets I got on super-sale at Nordstrom recently that don’t match anything else. White organic cotton pillow cases (I have a satin pillowcase on my pillow), and a linen cover on our lightweight down comforter. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to get linen sheets, but Leo’s not on board. In fact, I’d love to ditch the top sheet altogether and just use the linen cover we have, but he’s DEFINITELY not down with that. When I can afford to buy linen sheets I’ll have to just do it and he’ll get used to it. In the winter I have an old afghan my grandmother made on my side of the bed, and if it’s FREEZING, I add my alpaca throw. In the summer sometimes I add a linen blanket on top of the comforter.
I don’t really “decorate” in our bedroom so we don’t have any extra pillows on the bed or anything, or any kind of color scheme. Besides white & gray 😉