I love sleep, I love sleeping, I love being sleep. Simple. It’s a break, it’s a recharge. It’s a top five necessity that I view as a luxury. I’m the chick who returns your call a quarter after noon, still moaning and stretching but alert as ever. Plus, I still stay about my money. Be jealous.Sleep is extremely personal. No two people experience rest or comfort the same way. I believe I sleep well because my sleep is planned beforehand.
Good sleep requires forethought.
- What’s your favorite unwind?
- Do you crave anything when you’re sleepy?
- What do you constantly forget before bed?
- How do you counteract restlessness?
- Who or what soothes you?
- How do you like to be awakened?
- Mood / Mental state
- Sensations / Sensory feelings
- Likes / Dislikes
Set a sleep regimen.
Under the assumption of an average, healthy day, I sleep approximately 9-12 hours. If left to my own devices, I can sleep ten straight a night. Part time, I’m an infamous napper – if I’m completely out of contact I very well may be sleep. I am medically tried and true – there’s no reason I sleep that much other than my body says I need to.
My bedroom is adapted for sleep. My bedroom walls are a signature deep hot pink, now associated with a plethora of my antics. They play a dual role in my sleep setting alongside my window treatment selection. Blackout curtains are an absolute must have. I can sleep well into the morning, not to be interrupted by sunlight. Sunlight plays a significant role in our sleep-wake cycle, calling your body to arise when the sun does. I do not conform, so I adapt. Fuck mornings. I will milk afternoon arisings as long as my life can work around a PM schedule. I cry for the day it changes.
Before going to bed I visit my bathroom. I undress, I bathe, I dental care & I exit. iSleepy. Sleepy me favors no responsibilities. I’m prone to overlook, forget or completely neglect anything more than hygiene.
I keep these right at my nightstand as means of convenience. Mostly everything is travel sized and stored in a cubby for immediate use.
- Contact case
- Makeup wipes
- Birth control and supplements
- Snacks (say something!)
- Lip Balm
I almost purely sleep naked, I always have and I will as long as I feasibly can. It’s out of physical and mental comfort. My most natural state is nude, and my sleep calls for that nature. It’s amazing for vaginal health and body confidence. Otherwise, I may dress for occasion or for weather.
I rarely need a wind down. My mood is set, my items are bedside, I’m made. I may revisit my social media outlets before starting my daily journal if I haven’t already. Otherwise, I pray, charge my phones, cozy up & knock. Issues rarely arise, but they can be rough. I deal with restlessness/inability to sleep by directly assessing the issue while staying stern.
What’s the cause?
What can I do about it?
When I’ma really take my ass to sleep?
If it’s excitement, I’ll imagine the situation in its most perfect form, accept it as law, then dream of the outcome.
If it’s an unfinished task or a feeling of incompleteness, I will up and continue when feasible.
If it’s stress, I allow time for worry and thought play, but I’ll cut the shit, end neutrally or positively and go to bed.
If it’s boredom, I’ll entertain entertainment but turn myself in at the first reminder of sleepiness.
Customization makes it desirable. Preparation makes it constant. Discipline solidifies it all.
Mood: Between the Sheets – Isley Brothers