How timely that this week’s TMI Tuesday should be about sleep, which is something I’ve had some trouble doing lately.
1. Do you have “your” side of the bed? Which side?
Yes…I sleep on the right side (or is it the left?) It’s the right side as you face the footboard, but the left as you face the headboard. I’m not sure how this became my side. When Honey and I met, we were on different sides depending on whose house we were at, but once we shacked up, I was on the right.
2. How old is your pillow and what condition is it in?
I require several big, fluffy, firm pillows to sleep. I have a king sized pillow and two regular ones. One to sort of put between my knees, one to wrap my arms around, and one for my head. The one for my head has to be replaced about every six months.
3. What is your favorite position to sleep in?
On my right side, with the above mentioned arrangement of pillows.
4. How often do you change your sheets?
As in get a new set? Not often because the sheets I like are expensive. But they get washed once a week.
5. What helps you fall asleep when insomnia strikes?
Tylenol PM. Or sex. But Tylenol PM is always in the mood to be taken, so it’s a more surefire way.
6. Does sex make you sleepy or energized?
Nighttime sex is very relaxing. Morning sex can be invigorating.
7. What is the minimum amount of sleep that you need to be functional the next day.
On a rare occasion, I can get by with just 4 or 5 hours. But I can only do that one day at a time. Typically, I need 7 or 8 to feel good.
Bonus (as in optional):Describe your most vivid dream.
I feel like I have shared this, but when I was in high school or something I had a very specific very vivid dream that I bought 50 Powerball tickets and won the specific amount of $152 million–an amount that the jackpot had never approached at the time. Some years later, in college, the jackpot hit that record amount, and I was so convinced that I was going to win that I drained my checking account to purchase 50 tickets. I defied the odds, alright, by not even winning a single dollar.