Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Six Sleepy Things

I was tagged for the Six Sleepy Things Meme by Morgen.

So, here are 6 things I do to go to sleep or while I'm asleep:

1. I always watch TV for a little while. I turn the sound off and turn on the closed captioning so Mr. Incredible can go to sleep. If I just try to fall asleep, my brain starts thinking about too much and wakes me up, but if I watch TV I can trick my brain into focusing on that until I fall asleep.

2. We use a sound machine. Otherwise there are too many small noises that distract us and wake us up. Regular white noise works, but we most often use "hard rain" or "ocean waves."

3. I do a lot of running and kicking in my sleep. I don't ever wake myself up or anything, so I'll have to take Mr. I's word for it, but he says it happens most often if I'm asleep on my back with my knees bent. If he notices me sleeping like that he'll straighten out my legs so he doesn't get kicked. :)

4. I sleep with a pillow between my knees. I also sometimes put one under my stomach if I'm sleeping on my stomach or on my side. It keeps my back from hurting. Or at least I've convinced myself it does, I don't know if it actually helps.

5. We started taking Melatonin a few months ago and it really makes me sleepy. It makes me a little hungover, though, so I only take half. Mr. I. likes it too. But my mom took it, and it made her wired. Weird.

6. I keep a tube of Burt's Bees on the nightstand, because I hate waking up in the middle of the night with chapped lips.


Morgen said...

I'm a kicker, too.
Spooker will not sleep ANYwhere near my legs anymore. Too many years of learning that lesson, poor kid!

I like listening to the waves when I sleep, but the rain I fear makes me hafta pee. Plus, Lee gave away our sound machine. :(
I use a fan now.

ali said...

i always did the pillow between the knees when i was pregnant. it was the best!

NOLADawn said...

I had a sleep study done a few years ago and they said I do not stay still. The nurse kept having to come in to make sure all the electrodes were still attached. I also don't get into deep REM sleep, which is why I was having the study done... sucks.

Carrie! :o) said...

I saw you comment at Stacy's and just had to come say hi. My youngest daughter's name is Sadie! :o) She also watches TV every night when going to bed. However, she's tuned into Spongebob, LOL, since she's almost 10!

Patti said...

I agree, pillows are the best, love body pillows. If I'm lucky, I sleep with the fan on thru parts of the winter, lol.