08 April 2013

How to get a Good Night's Sleep

This post was requested by a somewhat disgruntled Angel shortly after his alarm went off at 5 a.m.
So, I bring you, Angel's tips on how to achieve an excellent night of sleep. After all, any advice I could offer would probably not be worth it, because I'm blessed with the ability to sleep in a car, in a plane, on a boat, in the rain, on the floor, in a get the picture.

 Angel's Advice:

1. Don't share your bed with your pets.
2. Don't share your bed with your kids.
3. Don't have a television in your bedroom.
4. Have blinds or curtains in your bedroom.
5. Crack the window open. Even if it's below freezing outdoors, your body is closer to sleeping the closer it is to frozen.
6. Don't eat a big dinner right before bed.
7. Don't share your bed with your spouse.

Yep, you read that right. Angel's ideal bedroom set-up looks a bit like Rob and Laura Petrie's separate beds on the Dick Van Dyke Show. I disagree. I can sleep anywhere, but I prefer to share a bed. And besides, just look at that bed! I'm so in love with the gorgeousness of our bed that I can't imagine ever wanting something different.

Does anyone else have a husband who proposes separate sleeping arrangements?

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Anonymous said...

Sometimes I wish we could have separate beds. My husband migrates throughout the night and ends up with his head on his side of the bed and the rest of him is either on me or pushes me over to the edge. But I'd miss the cuddles and using him as my human heater.

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

hah. i would suggest getting a bigger bed. when peppy and i first married we had a full sized bed (that currently belongs to gage.) but then we gave in and bought a king. neither of us have ever slept better. we can cuddle if we want, but we also have tons of room if one of us is hot/cold/whatever.

Steph said...

When my husband and I went on a trip recently our hotel room had two beds and we took advantage of the separate sleeping arrangements. I still prefer sharing our bed though. It's big enough that we have our own space but still have the option to cuddle. :)

Moonofsilver said...

this morning when my husband woke up so cherry at 6am and decided to bounce around and poke me and then start tickling me in an effort to "help" me get up and great the day, I kindly suggested he sleep on the couch tonight.

Anna said...

ha. Mo is kind of the same way so we got a California king sized bed about a year ago. now he sort of has enough room to get away from me. :) but for the first year of marriage, he was always like, "you don't HAVE to be touching me to fall asleep do you?"
lol As for me, I totally prefer to sleep in the same bed as him.

Unknown said...

haha that is so funny! i have a big bed and my husband basically sleeps in fetal position at night so i get most of the room ;) love the tips, although im like you i can sleep anywhere!

Jen said...

All true! Especially the TV. What a huge different it makes not having it there. I agree with everyone else, a king bed makes for a happier night.

Angi said...

I think I'd be the one to suggest separate sleeping quarters...haha. My husband snores and tosses and turns, and I'm the lightest sleeper in the world. You can imagine how well I've slept in the last 3 years. (Not very well.)

CocoinMagnolia said...

Great tips! And according to Raven over dontquotetheraven, she swears by tin foil on the windows to block out the sun. lol.

Susannah said...

I'm such a light sleeper! As much as I adore my husband, there are times I think we should have seperate rooms. ;-)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I find myself sleeping better alone, especially as I get older and wake up more!

That, or we really need a king size bed. We sleep great together in a king size bed. This queen is not cutting it.

Unknown said...

haha, I'm lucky that my husband doesn't want seperate beds. he's the one who sleeps like a rock. I'm a light sleeper and wake up alot in the night. We have a small bed, but it doesn't matter what size bed we sleep on, we take up the same amount of room because my husband sleeps RIGHT behind me.

Mrs. M ~ a.k.a. ~ April said...

#4 and #7 not sure about. Sleeping in frigid air is not ideal for me, though I do like the window opened sometimes. And not sleeping with my husband, forget that! But the big thing for us, going back and forth on is television.He wants one and I don't. It's one of those spaces that I don't want that distraction. BUT I guess you can call me a hypocrite because I'll watch a movie or a show on DVD on my laptop :/ Oh boy, I guess we need to work on that one.

Cramer Coffee and Jesus said...

haha - I'm like you, I can sleep ANYWHERE! GO US. sucks to be our hubbies cuz my hubby is just like yours! We sometimes share with our pets though...but it's always my decision since they snuggle up with ME and not him.