QOTW: What Keeps You Up At Night



This week’s question of the week at the Multiples and More blog is about sleeping.  ME sleeping.

What keeps you up at night? What helps you get to sleep?

So, let’s start with the first one!  What keeps me up at night?  Well, lately, oddly, I haven’t had problems sleeping.  I am just so exhausted by the end of the day that, when I am actually able to go to bed, I drop off pretty fast.  It wasn’t always like this.  I used to sit up for hours and think.

I thought about the grocery store and what I needed.  I thought about the things I needed to do the next day.  I thought about things that I wasn’t doing in the day.  Things would just swirl and swirl and nothing would stay still. Lists upon lists upon lists would pop up and more things to worry about would come up with all new lists.

That brings us back to the second question:  What helps you sleep?

I have a routine that I do at night.  I take out my contacts, get my glasses, say my prayers, get in bed, read a chapter in my book and then turn out the light.  I use a book light so that I can read in the semi-darkness.  I think that helps me sleep better.  I didn’t always have this routine.  I used to watch movies to help me go to sleep.  But then Juice was not sleeping well (I would fall asleep long before the movie stopped, he would get interested and watch the whole thing) so I weaned myself off of tv before bed.  I think it’s actually helped me sleep a little better.

What is your night routine?  Do you have one?


4 Comments (+add yours!)

  1. Chrissy
    Jan 24, 2011 @ 10:00:21

    ohhh, the swirling swirls of thinking…..I live there…hahahaha. I think your routine idea is great, going to try that. I do it for the kids bedtime, why not my own. Hope you keep sleeping well!


    • Safire
      Feb 01, 2011 @ 23:45:16

      It took me a long time to realize that I needed routine too! Hope yours works out for you!


  2. Valinda
    Jan 26, 2011 @ 00:28:27

    LOL I take out my contacts, get my glasses, get cozy in bed, read my book, for an hour or a chapter, say my prayers and go to sleep. Then I think about my book and not my lists. :)


    • Safire
      Feb 01, 2011 @ 23:44:02

      Hey me too! But I find it easier to think about my book than my lists.


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