Friend Makin’ Mondays: Bedroom Habits

If you have taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s questions on your own blog then add your link in the comments section at: so others can see your FMM questions and answers. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers by posting your own FMM post and commenting on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: Bedroom Habits

1. Do you set an alarm clock? If so, for what time? Yes. On nights I work the alarm is set for 9:50 p.m. and on my nights off it is set for 6:20 a.m. However, the mornings I am home I usually don’t need my alarm because Carlos is up around 5:45 every day and he makes sure I am too!

2. How many hours of sleep do you get on an average night?  This is a tough question. I have to preface my answer by saying that my sleep habits are affected by the fact that I work the night shift 4 nights a week. My doctor is aware and is not at all concerned. I have been doing this for 7 years and it just works for me and my family.

So to answer the question I sleep about 4-5 hours on average on the nights that I work. I sleep 8-9 hours on my nights off.

3. Do you bring your laptop to bed? I only bring my laptop on my nights off and that’s only if I go to bed early while my husband is downstairs watching TV. We do not have a TV in the bedroom.

4. How many pillows do you require to sleep? Two

5. Do you sleep with socks on? In the winter I tend to be cold all the time so I often wear socks to bed.

6. How often do you change the sheets?  Once a week I wash all the bed linens.

7. Do you remember your dreams? No.

8. Which side of the bed do you sleep on?  The left side if you are standing at the bottom facing the bed.

9. How often do you take naps? No, but I always did when Carlos took naps. I napped when he napped. My family actually refers to my sleep on work nights as a nap.

10. Do you sleep soundly?  Yes I do! I have absolutely no problem falling asleep and staying asleep. I wear ear plugs on the nights I work. On my off nights I go to bed anywhere from 7:30 to 10:30 and I sleep until morning.

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions.  Don’t forget to visit Kenlie’s blog and link up in the comments!

10 thoughts on “Friend Makin’ Mondays: Bedroom Habits

  1. Up until around Thanksgiving last year my bf worked nights. He could never sleep and was always cranky and mean because of it. After three years of that, he finally got transferred to days… and our bodies can’t seem to take the hint we’re allowed to sleep at night now.

    • LOL! Transitioning from nights to days is difficult too. Nights is not for everyone. I’m glad you bf was able to switch to days. I hope you will both start to sleep better sometime soon.

  2. My husband worked night shift a few days a week for years and we never got your system down. It just didn’t work well. He felt like he needed to get a full night’s sleep always before he worked (something about being afraid of killing someone if he was tired), so he’d try to sleep from 6:30 a.m. until about 2 in the afternoon, but lawn care workers, buses, trucks in reverse, telemarketers, and about a million other things seemed to conspire against him. It was hard for both of us. You’re lucky your system works so well!

    • The summer I was pregnant every time I would try to sleep during the day it seemed everyone would start up their lawn mowers. Now the only thing that really bothers me is the pit bull across the street. The dog barks incessantly until about 10pm which is when I wake up. We live on a busy street so I’m used to hearing all the traffic, but I do sleep with ear plugs. Night shift definitely is not for most people. I feel so badly for co-workers who take a night shift position just for the job, but end up becoming physically ill because of the hours. It’s heartbreaking.

  3. I don’t know how you go on 4-5 hours of sleep…my husband does the same thing. He works 7-7 and sleeps from 8-12 or 1. Crazy! I’m glad we aren’t the only ones without a TV in our room!

    • My husband gets picked on sometimes about not having a TV in our room. People think it’s my decision. We never had one in Mozambique and I slept so much better. We both agreed not to have one when we moved back. I like being able to go to bed without it.

  4. I am a sound sleeper too … but I didn’t always used to be! My husband jokes that he can come in from work (he ususally gets home between 12am – 2am) and I won’t hear a thing! I fall asleep fast and I sleep the soundest right when I first fall asleep 🙂

    • That’s great that your husband’s arrival doesn’t wake you. I think working nights has made me a more efficient sleeper in many ways. I didn’t always sleep so soundly either.

  5. Yep, in the winter I have to wear socks – if my feet are cold I can’t fall asleep. And I have the gift of sleep too! 😀 You better let me know if you come to Chicago!

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