In middle school and sometimes in high school, falling asleep was not easy for me. While my sister could go upstairs, climb into bed, and be asleep in no time, I’d stare at the ceiling for a good thirty minutes to an hour before finally nodding off.
I tried everything: Warm milk, trying not to exercise right before bed (although my soccer coach wasn’t about to change our 7pm practices just for my sleep problems!), counting sheep, lavender on my pillow, etc. etc. etc.
Thankfully, I don’t seem to have the problem anymore. Perhaps it was just a teen-hormone thing; maybe it was due to the fact that I didn’t keep a similar schedule on weekends. Whatever the case, I’m glad to finally be like my sister and doze off within 10-15 minutes of “lights out.”
Today’s post is not about food, unlike the My Morning Routine post.
Here’s how my nighttime routine goes down:
1. Get into comfy pjs
2. Brush teeth, etc.
3. Climb into bed with Killer Jigsaw Sudoku.
I highly recommend jigsaw sudoku. It’s a really fun challenge (especially the diabolical ones). And focusing on numbers is a good way to quiet my thoughts and lull me to sleep. Halfway through a puzzle, my eyes can hardly stay open.
Lazy Henry has no problem falling asleep.
What’s his secret?? Henry’s not sharing.