You know that old saying, 'You don't know what you've got, til it's gone'? Wait, maybe that's an old Poison song. Anyhoo, never has this a truer statement for me than when my kids came along and I didn't have the privilege of getting sleep anymore. I got 8 1/2 hours of uninterrupted sleep the other night, my first in over six years. It was awesome. Of course it was followed up by a night of three hours then another of five, but hey, it happened, so I thought it might make a good post. First of all, I'm not the kind of gal who can just crash out in front of the TV no matter how tired I am. Here are the things I require to drift off.
1) Noise machine- I have always slept with a white noise machine. I have to have that constant noise or I'm constantly focusing on the noises outside.
2)A pitch black room- People that can fall asleep in a brightly lit room just boggle my mind. I cannot have even the smallest bit of light peeking in or my body tells me it's daytime and I'm missing out on something.
3)To PJ or not to PJ- I know a lot of people who sleep in the buff (I sleep with one)but I'm all about the pj's. It could be two hundred degrees in my bedroom and I'd still have pajamas on. My reasoning: What if there is a fire and I have to escape. I'm certainly not showing up naked at my neighbors house in the middle of the night!
4)Covers- I'm pretty weird about covers too. It could be a million degrees and I still have to sleep with at least the sheet on. I usually have a foot sticking out though.
5)Pillow fluffiness- This is my most important requirement. I can't stand pillows that are too thick, or ones that are too thin. I will admit I'm totally psycho about my pillows. Right now I'm actually sleeping on two that I've pounded down to just the right thickness.
So how about you? Can you fall asleep anywhere or do you have some funny requirements that have to be met first?