At what time do you go to bed?
About ten, usually. I feel the need to defend this, because it tends to be considered ridiculously early.
In my defense, according to research, ten is a good time to go to bed. You’ve got hormones just waiting for you to hit the sack at this very time, so that they can start doing…whatever it is hormones do at night. Repairing things? I stopped paying attention after the lecturer confirmed the time I go to bed anyway is the right time. It’s also the right time if you consider sleeping cycles.
Sometimes I go to bed even earlier. If a. I’m cold or b. I’m falling asleep on the couch. Maybe I just like to sleep?
At what time do you wake up?
My alarm is set to 5.45, but I usually wake up around 5 on work days. On weekends, I’m super happy if I can keep my eyes shut until at least 6.30.
Are you a morning person?
It’d be really bad if I wasn’t. My behavior would make absolutely no sense.
What type of bed do you have?
A nothing special 120 cm from IKEA. I’ve had it for about 10 years now and it’s still not causing me any troubles (i.e. back pain, poor sleep). Probably shouldn’t have said that… What I do miss when it comes to my bed is a headboard. I kid you not when I say I’ve been looking for a headboard since the day I bought the damn thing. There are nice looking headboards, but not for my size bed. Maybe that’s a reason to get a new bed?
What’s on your bedside table?
I don’t have one. Because I don’t need it. When I go to bed I put the phone next to or under the pillow, and sometimes I bring a pair of headphones. If I’m expecting to be waking up or having difficulties sleeping, to keep myself entertained while I toss and turn.
Which is the best song for falling asleep?
I am of the opinion that there is no such thing. BUT. If you can’t fall asleep because of outside noise, I would say, try listening to Architects. Two latest records. It is literally the only thing that will cancel out any outside noise, it’s just a wall of sound nothing can penetrate. It’s helped me with the sleep in the past.
I would also say, listening to a book is a much better option. Might make you fall asleep even if the book is interesting and you have no plans on falling asleep.
How do you sleep? Really?
I was going to say not bad, but the past few days haven’t been great. I keep waking up between three and four and I can’t go back to sleep. I’ve accepted this is how it is, sometimes you just don’t sleep well.
What do you wear to bed?
Mostly, PJs of this model:
Oh and in the winter: socks. At least one pair. At my parent’s two pairs, plus a warm-ish long-sleeve of some sort.
I’ve got different ideas about this. Currently I’m just leaving it be.
What do you do in the middle of the night?
When I drink a lot of tea, getting up to pee is just inevitable. (A lot is apparently more than 1 large cup for me. Life is so unfair…)
How do make your bedroom cozy?
Same way you make any space cozy; good dim lighting, comfortable furniture, dark wallpaper. You don’t really need much more than that. Then again, what do I know. This is my bedroom and it’s just the way I like it. And I’m moving to a white bedroom. In July. Boo.
What’s the weirdest place you’ve woken up?
I don’t really wake up weird places. Not even weird places in the bed. I wake up as planned. I’m in charge here, aren’t I?
How do you make your bed?
Mostly I don’t. But I do have a couple of extra pillows to thrown on when I do. (I do now, at the time of the above picture, I only had the two.)
What’s your best tip for a good night of sleep?
Find some way to shut down your brain. This could mean different things for different people and at different times of your life.
What do you do in bed before falling asleep?
Nothing. Unless you count turning my phone face down.