Monday, January 26, 2009

Nitey Nite - Meme

I've been tagged by Julia with the "Sleep Meme". Ah sleep...there are few things in life quite as enjoyable as a good night's sleep.

So, without further ado, here are my responses:

1. How long do you sleep each night?

During the week I average between 6 and 7 hours a night. On weekends, I try to go for 7 to 8 instead.

2. Do you fall asleep easily?

Only if I'm really tired, otherwise, no. I will go over my day, and whatever else is on my mind before I can fall asleep.
3. Do you fall asleep at times not in your bed?

Yes, usually on weekends, when I stay up way too late watching television, I will fall asleep on my couch. RIGHT HERE...

4. Do you listen to music or use white noise to sleep?

Sometimes yes. I actually suffer from Tinitus, which is a condition that causes you to hear this constant buzzing in your head, it's really annoying and always there. For a while it was really bad, and I learned to fall asleep to music, because that would drown out the buzzing to help me actually fall asleep. My condition has gotten better, and actually only bothers me now when I'm REALLY tired or sick, so I don't use music every night, but now and again I still do.

5. Do you sleep through the night or get up a couple of times?

I mostly sleep straight through the night, though I tend to wake up a few times, but only very briefly for seconds, and I NEVER get up.

6. Do you have trouble sleeping away from your own bed?

I do. I can't sleep away from my bed for the most part. I toss and turn, I wake every hour on the hour, I'm never fully rested.

7. Do you need an alarm clock to get you up?

Good grief yes. And let's be honest, my alarm isn'te even enough at this point. I have to trick my brain and set my clock wrong, so I don't know exactly what time it is, so that I'll actually get up. Mornings? Not my friend.

8. Do you ever take medication to help you sleep?


9. Do you/have you slept with pets?

I have in the past, I don't have any pets but a fish now. Somehow, I don't think that would work really well.

And on that note, I'm supposed to tag some folks, but I'm going to open this one up for grabs. Want to do it? Please do, and link back, let me know you participated.

Happy Monday!


Julia Phillips Smith said...

Hey - so glad you did the meme! I love your bed and comfy couch. Too bad about the tinitus - that must get very wearing, sometimes. And I laughed about sleeping with your current pet!

Pamela said...

my husband tinitus is so loud that I can hear it.

Just kidding.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Pamela - LOL!

Karina said...

Julia, it was a fun meme to do. I'm lucky my tinitus is not so bad anymore.

Pamela, I literally laughed out lout at your comment! ;-)

qualcosa di bello said...

this is a nice change of meme pace!