Friday, February 19, 2010

question of the week:

stolen from emily
how do you fall asleep?

for as long as i can remember i've never been one of those people whose head hits the pillow and am in dream land right away. am i the only one like this? i seriously toss and turn quite a bit. back in high school i remember thinking about school and homework, and having distracting thoughts running around in my head. now i find myself thinking about work, life, and if i'm ever going to have the body the way that i see my body(thinner).

i know a lot of people who seem to fall asleep rather quickly. how do they do that? i wish i had that talent. i fall asleep with the TV on, the volume turned all the way down, with the sleep turned on to 60 minutes. i use this feature to calculate how quickly i fall asleep. and i'm pretty sure it takes me about 45 minutes before i truly fall asleep. during that time i start on my stomach switching sides, back and forth, and back and forth. sometimes i'll go to a side, then onto my back, then the other side. then back on to my stomach which is how i usually end up falling asleep. i know that if i'm awake when the TV turns off, that it won't be a good night. although that doesn't happen too often.

another question, do you remember the actual moment you fall asleep or wake up? me?, i never do. maybe this could be the reason why i have a hard time falling asleep, because i want to remember actually falling asleep so i can know how to do it the next night. who knows.

how do you fall asleep?

elliptical 20min
dance jam 60min


the emily said...

lately i'm so tired i zonk out right away, but normally it takes me a while too. i start out on my right side with my right arm above my head. this is also why i get ginormous holes in my jammies shirts on the right side. after a while i move to my stomach, then go back to the right, then to the left, where i usually fall asleep. but when you're pregnant you can't sleep on your stomach or your back, so this gets tricky during the 9 (10) months of pregnancy. you should read what it takes for my sister-in-law to fall asleep. NUTS.

Wonderer said...

when I'm not nursing a baby as I fall asleep, I love to lay flat on my back. I always have a cat on my head, though I'd prefer that I didn't - hes just really freakin' stubborn.

Every electronic object must be off. I woke up one night to the sound of the dvd in the player spinning around - Andy wanted to pause the movie to finish the next day. I had to turn it off.

I cannot stand light. Our house is really, really dark at night, so we keep the stove light on all night in case Lauren (or, on the very rare occassion, Aubrey) needs something in the middle of the night. I have to close my eyes really tight and pretend I don't know it's on.

Andy charges his blackberry every night, right next to the bed. His work will e-mail him stuff at all hours of the night, and then the red light on his phone flashes.

I can usually close my eyes while facing the other direction, and convince mytself that it'll be okay, but I have a flaxseed eye pillow that I can put over my eyes on the bad nights.

Andy, on the other hand, doesn't seem to have trouble going to sleep. If he ever does, I can talk him to sleep by talking about some of the things I really care about, that don't interest him at all. Flattering, huh? :-)

Anonymous said...

I play back in my mind things I've watched on TV, including the News. That's what has helped lately.
Avoid replaying work events, that'll keep you awake.

Love MOM

fotobug said...

Sleep.... I have heard that people do that. I apparently, am not one of those people.