I go to bed early.
In the morning, that is.
On most days, I sink into bed at around 1 a.m.
Such is the life of a work-at-home mom.
Fortunately, I pretty much fall asleep the minute I hit the pillow.
There are some nights when I stay awake, pondering various ideas and mentally checking things off my to-do list. But, on most nights, I close my eyes and I’m immediately asleep.
Seriously. I can crawl into bed and be asleep in about 1 minute.
The weird thing is I’m not a particularly deep sleeper. I sleep well and I awake rested, but I am constantly checking on my 3-month-old (who is sleeping beside me) throughout the night and I wake up instantly if I hear our 2-year-old stirring through the monitor.
In case you’re curious about our “sleeping arrangements,” my husband and I have a king size bed – where our infant cuddles up with us. Our 2-year-old sleeps in her own room on a full size mattress on the floor. Believe it or not, she has nicer sheets than we do because we found a fabulous Lands’ End set for 75% off at Sears about 6 months ago.
That said, my husband and I have some pretty awesome pillowcases, thanks to DreamSacks, Inc., a company that specializes in natural fiber clothing, nightwear, and bedding sets. The company sent me two Charmeuse Silk Pillowcases ($58 for a set of two) to review. They are positively luxurious – so soft and silky and cool. And supposedly sleeping on a silk pillowcase slows the onset of wrinkles. I’m not sure if that is fact or fiction, but I love the pillowcases either way. They are lovely to lay on.
In fact, my girls and I were laying on our bed today – and my 2-year-old said, “I want these pillows in my room.” My answer was “no.” I do want her to have nice things, don’t get me wrong, but she already trumps us in the sheets department.
DreamSacks, Inc. also carries some cute and comfortable looking clothing/sleepwear options.
Check out this cool “Circle Top” ($49). I like the high neckline and the forgiving, graceful cut – it looks perfect for postpartum mamas.
I also like this modern, slouchy Clara Circle Tunic ($55). Tunics aren’t really my style, but this one would look super cute on the right person. And I totally love that it has pockets.
And let’s not forget this cute and summery Cleo Pajama Set ($89). So, so pretty.
YOUR TURN: What time do you typically go to bed? Do you have a “nightly routine” for yourself? How long does it take for you to fall asleep?
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