Do you have good sleeping habits? For the most part I “think” I do but there are many nights when I fall asleep on the couch in front of the TV with a work laptop in my lap. After a long day at work, my husband and I toss together dinner depending on who gets home first (usually him) and then go through the bedtime routine for our five year old. Once she is down for the count at around 8 o’clock, we start our own wind-down routine….generally a shower, then work or TV time (or both) in our bedroom sitting area. I’ve watched (or listened to, rather!) many movies before bed while cleaning out work or personal email. I know we definitely spend too much time on electronics before bed….and sadly, I generally fire up my laptop to check work email as I get dressed and do my makeup in the morning.
For the most part, we try to get about seven hours of sleep each night. By the time we go to bed around 10pm, I am generally asleep within minutes. I always sleep a lot better if I’ve gotten in a workout over lunch or in the morning before work. And I am guaranteed a poor sleep if we eat a heavy dinner too late or snack on salty foods late into the evenings. My biggest sleep deterrent seems to be stress that around wakes me up usually about 3 or 4am in exceptionally busy times at work.
We are very pleased with the current mattress we invested in, but decided to upgrade the mattress in our guest bedroom. As a guest, I know there’s nothing worse that sleeping in an uncomfortable bed. We picked out a new mattress at Mattress Firm and I’m excited to see what my parents think of it on their visit this weekend.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.