#NaBloPoMo October 2013 Prompt for Thursday, October 17, 2013 How long does it take you to fall asleep at night?
That depends on if I have taken a sleep aid or not. When I take something to help me sleep, I can generally read myself to sleep in thirty minutes or less. When I don't take something to help me sleep I often lay in bed thinking waaaaaaaaaaay too long before I'm able to finally fall asleep.
I've been learning that there are certain things I should not do around bed time, otherwise I'll be up much later than I intend to be:
1. I can't watch anything on television that is going to scare me, thrill me or generally get my adrenaline pumping.
2. I should not start talking about the future or more dreams because then I stay up thinking about how I can make my dreams come true and planning for the future.
3. I should not try to exercise because then I'm too pumped to sleep.
4. I should not keep thinking of the things on my to-do list...instead I just write them down on the notebook next to my bed so that I can quit thinking about them. Sure, they are probably already written on my master to-do list, but I'd rather write it down twice than to risk not having it written down and let it keep me up at night.