I usually wake up and cannot wait for it to be time to go back to bed! Lately, Little D has been going to sleep late and waking up early so I’m readjusting to little sleep again… I thought we were over that hurdle. Seems not!
When I heard Lisa, from That British Betty Tag, was looking for participants in the Bedtime Tag, I couldn’t resist!
Describe your usual bedtime routine.
We aim to go up between 9 and 10 pm and usually have a checklist of things to do before going up. I’m a bit OCD and have to check the door is locked at least twice, fridge & freezer door are closed and the oven is off. I have to check these things more than once because if I don’t remember checking, I have to go back down to check! Then we take; baby monitor, thermostat, water and chargers up to bed. I get changed into my PJs, and go brush my teeth before getting into bed. Then, most likely, it’ll be a news check on my phone (I like to know what’s going on in the world) and if it’s not too late, I’ll read.
What are your favourite pyjamas?
I don’t really have a fave set of pyjamas but I do have a really comfy set, which are actually Christmassy but I wear them all year round (in between washes, of course!).
What is your current bedtime reading?
I am currently reading ‘The Unmumsy Mum’. I’ve been wanting to read it for ages but just haven’t got round to getting it. Santa got me it for Christmas and it’s nice to have a laugh before bed!
What would I find on your bedside table?
My glasses, some hairbands and an extension lead. Currently, our rooms a tip since getting back from down South but I will be sorting it shortly!
What scent makes you sleepy?
There isn’t really a scent that makes me sleepy. I’m pretty much constantly tired!
What is your usual bedtime and wake-up time?
Bedtime is usually between 9 and 10 and wake up time can be anywhere between 5:30 am and 8 am!
What are your top three bedtime products?
Is it bad that I don’t really use products before bed. If I’ve worn make-up in the day, does baby wipes count? I do actually use Aveeno Cream first thing in the morning if that counts!
What is your most common sleeping position?
I sleep weird. My upper body is on the side and my legs are kind of forward facing – if that makes sense. I used to sleep on my side but got SPD when I was pregnant with Little D and now my hips are all funny haha!
Do you have anything you like to take to bed with you?
Apart from the OH, not really! I must have water, I wake up constantly during the night so must have Water!
What is your worst bedtime habit?
Being on my phone. Whether it’s checking news or social media, it is a bad habit! At the end of 2016, we did start to put our phones away and read for 30 minutes before bed but that seems to have gone out the window. I definitely slept better because of it, so will have to get back into that!
I’m nominating Laura from Wafflemama to take part in the Bedtime Tag. Looking forward to seeing your Bedtime ritual!