July 9, 2013

Day 2: Bedtime Ritual

What's your bedtime reading ritual?

Since I'm only a day behind, I thought I 'd go ahead and post both day challenges today.

When I get ready for bed, I do all the typical stuff. Wash, dress, let the dog out, and climb under the covers. Lately I've been addicted to ebooks, so I turn on my bedside lamp and pull out my nook. I end up all over the place when reading--on my side, on my back, on my stomach with a pillow stuffed under my chin, curled up at the foot of the bed. Good thing I have a large bed.

What happens after that depends on the mood I'm in. I don't like going to sleep (and I don't like waking up either!). I'll stay up as late as I want to read. Some times I end up going to bed when most people are waking up or leaving for work. Typically I end up crashing around 2am.

If I'm tired, I know it, and I want to make an attempt at sleeping, I'll read until 11pm or 12am and then put a movie on really low. Low enough where I can't understand what they're saying, and it just sounds like murmurs. Usually that makes me fall asleep pretty fast.

If I'm not really interested in the book I'm reading, I'll read until I put it down and then fall asleep watching a movie. Right now I'm really into K-Dramas, so I'm usually watching them at night.


  1. I find it interesting to see how many people like movies or some kind of sound to fall asleep to because I personally can't stand it. The only sound I like is rain, the ocean, or cars zooming by. I sleep way earlier than you though :p

    -P.E @ The Sirenic Codex

    1. I don't always turn on sound, but I like the sound of conversation. So I'll turn on one of my Korean Dramas or will turn on a movie on my iPod. It has to be low enough that I can't understand what they're saying though if it's in English; otherwise I concentrate on that. Plus if I don't turn something on, then my fish tank sounds like it gets louder and louder until it's deafening.