A few weeks ago Sarah at Boo, Roo & Tigger too tagged me in the Bedtime post (here’s hers, she’s a cold side of the pillow seeker like me!) and sometimes I love to have a set list of Q’s to answer, it means I can write something fun without too much thought! So here goes…
Describe your usual bedtime routine
Oh how I wish I could say I have a proper bedtime routine but I really don’t. I normally fit two or three hours of freelance work in in the evenings, which takes me till around 11, then I start work on anything blog related so by the time Arlo wakes up for the third time I generally collapse into bed once I’ve settled him. He is starting to sleep though on the odd occasion though and on those nights I tend to head to bed after brushing my teeth and wiping my face over! If I do have a bath I tend have one earlier in the evening so I can let my hair dry whilst I work. Once I’m in bed and ready to sleep I prefer a pitch black room but we have a small nightlight on for Arlo at the moment. I can’t have the room too hot, and hate sleeping with the door open!
What are your favourite pyjamas?
They’re actually from Primark, and are gorgeous art-deco stye print, and the bottoms have POCKETS! very important for smuggling tissues and my phone in. I always wear PJs when I’m at home rather than normal clothes so pockets are always handy, and comfort is key!
What is your current bedtime reading?
I’m actually reading ‘A night to remember’ about the Titanic at the moment!
What would I find on your bedside table?
At the moment just a bottle of water and a touch lamp, very boring! The kids are liable to wreck anything pretty or interesting if I leave it out! I used to have a little trinket tray that had jewellery in it and a book or two, but now I read on my phone or kindle mostly! Oh, and candles and oil burners are out of the questions these days, but used to feature heavily pre kids!
What Scent makes you sleepy?
Bergamot and lavender is always guaranteed to relax me!
What is your usual bedtime and wake-up time?
Bedtime for me is anytime from 11 onwards, normally around half past 12 these days. I do spend an hour or more in the early evenings laying on the bed waiting for Arlo to fall asleep before I sneak out though! My wake up time is whenever Arlo wakes up an starts shouting UP UP DOOR DOOR, as thankfully now when Athena wakes up she jus heads to the living room and turns the TV on!
What are your top three bedtime products?
- A silk pillowcase! Sounds ridiculously privileged but it came in a goody bag from an event I went to a few years back and it mean to be better for your skin and hair, but actually it just feels great!
- Feather pillows. I bloody love a feather pillow! I replace them every couple of years to make sure they stay plump and fluffy. The Dozy Owl has some other great pillow recommendations!
- A decent mattress. We spent a lot on our current mattress but it’s a Hypnos one (it’s what the queen sleeps on you know, or more commonly known as the really comfortable mattresses you get in Premier Inns!) It’s got a gazillion springs, is super deep and has a 2 inch thick topper on top. I need extra deep sheets for it but it’s worth it for how amazing it feels to sleep on!
What is your most common sleeping position?
I can normally be found curled on one side, normally facing away from Sam! I often wake up with a numb hand from sleeping with it under my head, and often stick a foot out of the covers for temperature regulation. I can’t wear socks to bed, ick!
Do you have anything you like to take to bed with you?
Not a lot! I don’t use a hot water bottle or anything like that and have never had a teddy on the bed since I was a toddler! I sort of miss having Arlo in bed with me now he’s in his own bed but then I remember I can sleep in whatever position I want without contorting myself round him!
What is your worst bedtime habit?
Scrollin scrollin scrollin… I need to just not take my phone to bed with me, but I tend to use it to listen to podcasts to drift off to sleep to, or read when I go to bed early enough! But no, I have a good scroll through twitter and instagram before bed most nights!
So there you go, an insight into my night times! I’m nominating Hannah of Hannah Spannah, Sian of Quite Frankly She Said, Amy of All things Amy, Nicole of The Littlest Darlings & Hannah of Hi Baby to share their bedtime shenanigans!