It is fitting that I am writing this blog post whilst my husband is sleeping beside me. For, today, I am going to tell you some of my sleeping habits. I think part of me just wanted to create a way for people to get to know me better without it being a “Here are some facts about me” blog post.
It’s funny how within my blogging journey when I know it is time to revisit a topic or idea. Recently, I realized that I hadn’t shared much about myself that was somewhat unimportant for quite awhile. My sleeping habits are not breaking news, but they do help people get to know me just a little bit more.
Besides, I think it might humor some of you to know what odd, common sleeping habits I have. So, here we go.
For starters, my winter pajamas usually consist of an oversized long-sleeve tee, a pullover sweatshirt, sweats, and one sock. Yes, that’s right. I only sleep with one sock on.
I’ve discovered if I sleep with no socks, my pant legs ride up and I get cold in the middle of the night. On the other hand, if I wear two socks, I get too hot and have nightmares. So, I must wear only one sock to be comfortable.
And before you ask, yes, my OCD-self has taken the time to figure out if it is matters which foot I have the sock on. It does matter. I have to wear a sock on my left foot only. Then, my right foot can stick out underneath the covers to get air.
No worries, I know I am weird. You don’t have to tell me.
Furthermore, I am that person most people love to hate when it comes to falling asleep. I am that person who falls asleep in two seconds. No joke. I do that with little sound or lots of sound around me. I do that with or without someone in the bed. However, I know some people who can’t fall asleep quickly unless there’s someone else in bed.
This habit is so bad that my husband knows when he hears me close my glasses case that he needs to hurry in and say good night. Otherwise, I will be out like a light. In fact, there have been sometimes when he didn’t hear me close my case and I’ve fallen asleep before he can say good night. Thankfully, we’ve been married long enough he rarely doesn’t get a chance to say good night.
Don’t be fooled, though. Even though I fall asleep quickly, I usually don’t sleep well. In fact, I take incredible naps. But, I don’t sleep well through the night. Generally, I can sleep through the night. But, nearly every single morning, I wake up knowing I did not get quality sleep.
Maybe it’s because I tend to roll around. Or maybe it is because I tend to sleep in awkward positions. I can’t tell you how many times my husband has had trouble getting into the bed because he’s found me sleeping diagonally or completely sprawled on his side of the bed! I chuckle just thinking about it.
Also, I tend to go to bed before my husband, thus the aforementioned struggle to get into bed. Lately, we’ve both been going to bed at the same time since we’ve both had our fair share of health issues. However, on a regular day when both of us are healthy, I usually go to bed before him.
In fact, I think I am slowly becoming that person whose body starts to shut down and not want to be productive every day at the same time without fail. I think my body clock time is 10:00 p.m.
Nevertheless, this realization is fairly new. It has only been going on for about a week. But, it’s impressive that it has even gone on for nearly a week. In fact, I tried to be productive past 10:00 p.m. last weekend. My body wasn’t having it. Needless to say, I am interested to see how long it lasts.
I’ve saved the best for last. I sleep talk. Yup. You heard it (or me, in my sleep!). I didn’t know I did until a former roommate pointed it out. She’d always have the most hilarious stories to tell me. Depending on how tired I am, one can have an entire discussion with me while I am sleeping. Of course, I won’t remember any of it.
Most of the time, though, my sleep talking is absolute gibberish or I’m going off on someone in my dream. For instance, the last time my husband heard me sleep talk, he said I was flustered that someone else was opening a coffee shop. I don’t think I sleep talk that often. But, I know when I do, the story will be humorous.
So, there you have it. I am a little weird. My sleeping habits are proof of that. What are some of your weird sleeping habits? Do I have any fellow sleep talkers? I’d love to know! Leave your comments below.
Regardless, I sincerely hope you all have enjoyed getting to know me a little better. Sleep well and sleep often, dear friends. Our childhood selves who despised naps don’t know what they are talking about!