Quick Five – Beds and Sleep
Posted by Anna Sugden Feb 22 2013, 1:05 am
I know many Banditas and BBs love their beds. Whether it’s to cozy up with a good book or to sneak an extra nap, we love to find ways to creep back to bed beyond our usual sleeping time. So today I thought it would be fun to do a Quick Five on Beds and Sleeping.
I love being in our bed! I think some of it is that I love our bed *g*. I always wanted a sleigh bed with carvings on it. We couldn’t afford an antique bed, but did find a gorgeous one in the Macy’s sale one year. We added lovely deep mattresses and climbing into bed (literally!) is a real pleasure.
Our bed is topped with another item I always wanted – a handmade Amish quilt, which we bought on our visit to Pennsylvania Dutch country. I could have bought out the whole store – there were so many stunningly beautiful quilts! The work that went into them all was amazing. It makes me feel good to know the love and care that went into our quilt.
Other than my lovely husband, I’m usually accompanied by at least one of our two cats. In fact, they commandeer the bed when we’re not in it too! Especially on those afternoons when the sun shines on the bed – very cozy.
It’s probably a good thing I enjoy our bed as I need a lot of sleep! It’s a myth that as you get older you need less sleep. At least it is for me! With a Big Birthday approaching this summer, I find myself needing more hours, not less. Perhaps that’s because I rarely sleep through the night anymore *sigh*. I need 8-10 hours to feel well-rested, but can get away with 7 at a push. Anything less and I’m grumpy!
I’m also one of those people who would rather be up late and sleep late. When I was a student, I’d work through the night to get projects done, rather than get up early. Mainly because I knew I’d never make it up when the alarm went at 5am! I HATE getting up early! Honestly, I don’t know how I managed it all those years when I worked in business – I got by with as little as 4 hours sleep a night and was often in the office for 7am!
So, how about you?
1. Four-poster, sleigh bed, futon, hammock, sofa-bed or just a plain bed?
2. Left side or right? How many share your bed (furry babies included!)?
3. How many pillows? Duvet, quilt, sheets and blanket, just sheets or nothing?
4. Early to bed, early to rise or late to bed, late to rise? How many hours do you need to be well-rested?
5. What’s your favourite thing about your bed?
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