So I was laying in bed last night… I seem to be starting off that way a lot these days?… and I was thinking about all the weird sleep habits I have.
First of all, and I believe I mentioned this before but the absolute last thing I can do before shutting off my light at night is pee. Must pee before bed. Immediately before bed. As soon as I lay down and remember that I haven’t yet peed I immediately have to get up and pee or I can’t fall asleep because I’ll be obsessing over the fact I haven’t peed.
Along those lines my parents have completely brainwashed me that if you wake up (bad dream or not) you should get up, go to the bathroom and take a sip of water before laying back down. Cures all problems, I swear.
I also need to apply chapstick before bed. Keeps my lips soft and kissable. Hey, I just don’t like chapped lips, sue me. I like putting hand lotion on too, right before bed. That doesn’t make me a bad person, right?
I MUCH prefer sleeping in pants. I just don’t like my legs touching, if I’m sleeping in shorts or a nightgown/ T-shirt I have to tuck the sheet between my legs. I just don’t like it. How people sleep naked? I’ll never know.
I require covers to sleep. Even in the summer, I need a sheet. I’d rather crank the fan up an extra notch so I can keep my sheet. I just feel safer even though I know my 400 threads aren’t really offering protection. Yet again, how people sleep naked? I’ll never know.
I have a chew toy too. I don’t know if I grind my teeth or just clench them in my sleep. In an effort to get rid of my migranes I visited the dentist and he made me a personalized chew toy. For a long time I didn’t think it was doing anything, then one day when I was brushing it I saw that my top teeth have cut ENORMOUS gashes in what used to be the smooth top. I can admit when I’m wrong, so now I wear it every night. I had a roommate in college that would grind her teeth, and frankly that’s made me afraid of what grinding your teeth can do to your teeth! I don’t want to have little nubs where I used to have teeth by the time I turn 40!
What are your unusual sleep/bedtime habits?