It’s sleep week on the ol’ blog since that’s all I’ve been focused on these days, trying to get my boy to sleep soundly through the night.
Sleep can be a complicated thing, with rituals and strange demands on everything from position to temperature. While some can fall asleep stirring cookie batter in the middle of the afternoon, others need to be half drunk and pumped full of Ambien to get a measly few hours of slumber. I once met a girl who couldn’t fall asleep unless the TV, radio, and computer were all on and set to loud. One of my ex boyfriends fell asleep so easily that we’d be in the middle of a conversation and all of a sudden he’d start snoring (oddly enough, many of those conversations were about how I was feeling about our relationship).
Like most of us, I have my own set of requirements to fall asleep. I need our noise machine on high, cool air, and exactly two medium flat pillows. I need to fall asleep on my stomach with my hands tucked underneath of me and my feet slightly off the bed. I don’t want to be touched, I don’t want to be cuddled, and, if you’re offering, I’d like my own set of sheets and blankets thank you very much.
I suppose this makes me a somewhat high maintenance sleeper, but I know I’m not the only one. Luckily I married someone who shares my affinity for white noise and separate covers. After the required ritual cuddling each night, Baby Daddy and I part ways and roll over to our respective sleep zones until morning.
It sounds weird because it is weird, but chances are most of us have preferences when it comes to falling asleep.
What about you? Are you a cuddler? Do you need white noise or silence? How do you fall asleep?