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I just can't sleep without.............?
« on: 18/11/2006 16:00:31 »
Dearest Global Peeps Of Cosmopolitan Pious Niceness and Goodness Light,



A special pillow ?..a special teddy ?..perhaps a blanky ?........

What can you not sleep without ?

Me ?..I have to have the radio on, usually a talking radio station and what ever the time of year I have to have a fan on !..LOL..we get through lots of fans as the family is picking up my habit..

and you ?..................and why ?...what's the special significance or special history of your special bed time necessities ?..(oooooh)


HUGS & SHMISHES


NEIL


 

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Re: I just can't sleep without.............?
« Reply #1 on: 18/11/2006 17:07:21 »
For years I could not sleep without the TV set turned on.. then  I moved to the radio also. Now it is just hard no matter whats on..or off. I find I have to clear my head of stressful thoughts by concentrating on humorous memories or a face of some one I love or a funny event that may surround them.Must be no worries of money problems etc. or I can't sleep at all. I never had a blanky or anything like that, although I cannot sleep On a super hard pillow or too soft of a pillow and I have to have two pillows!LOL
 

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Re: I just can't sleep without.............?
« Reply #2 on: 18/11/2006 17:19:26 »
For years I could not sleep without the TV set turned on.. then  I moved to the radio also. Now it is just hard no matter whats on..or off. I find I have to clear my head of stressful thoughts by concentrating on humorous memories or a face of some one I love or a funny event that may surround them.Must be no worries of money problems etc. or I can't sleep at all. I never had a blanky or anything like that, although I cannot sleep On a super hard pillow or too soft of a pillow and I have to have two pillows!LOL


THANK YOU KAREN MAM,


Me has to have two pillows too...two to use when I'm reading...and when I try to sleep it's one for my head and one between my sheepy thighs !!

But, to be honest..my bed time is null and void most times !!...
 

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Re: I just can't sleep without.............?
« Reply #3 on: 18/11/2006 17:19:45 »
For as long as I can remember, I had to have the tv on, but Corky has to have silence.  This usually wasn't a problem when he was drinking.  I would go to bed after he passed out and turn the tv on and he was none the wiser.  Now that he no longer drinks (1 year sober - YAAAAYYYYYY), it's impossible to do that, he immediately wakes up.  So I've learned to sleep without it.  I have to have the ceiling fan on, and usually have another room fan on, and always sleep better and feel safer when the stud muffin is home.

Carolyn
« Last Edit: 18/11/2006 20:56:12 by Carolyn »
 

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Re: I just can't sleep without.............?
« Reply #4 on: 18/11/2006 17:37:35 »
I cannot stand silence when I am trying to sleep! I want music or something on...

I used to have to sleep with a pillow between my thighs because I was waking with a back ache. I even slept with my leg over my hubbies hip for the longest time but that drove the guy nuts he doesn't like anything touching him at night!

So now there are no hips pillows ect. And I find my self curled up in semi fetal position one leg down and the other pulled upas if I were tring to climb something... Is that not weird or what!
« Last Edit: 19/11/2006 21:53:23 by Karen W. »
 

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« Reply #5 on: 19/11/2006 21:37:00 »
For as long as I can remember, I had to have the tv on, but Corky has to have silence.  This usually wasn't a problem when he was drinking.  I would go to bed after he passed out and turn the tv on and he was none the wiser.  Now that he no longer drinks (1 year sober - YAAAAYYYYYY), it's impossible to do that, he immediately wakes up.  So I've learned to sleep without it.  I have to have the ceiling fan on, and usually have another room fan on, and always sleep better and feel safer when the stud muffin is home.

Carolyn


YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!!!..THANK YOU CAROLYN,

I actually thought I was in the minority when I say I want a fan...seems many people do..

Sooooooooooooooo glas that Corky is alcohol free !!!!..what a tribute to ssoem tenacious determination.


awwwwwwwwww...it's nice that he's prerequisite to your ' comfort zone ' factor !!

Me ?....me  prefers it when wifey is out !!...LOL
 

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Re: I just can't sleep without.............?
« Reply #6 on: 19/11/2006 22:29:03 »
I would prefer the warmth of a body next to mine... Would be so much easier to sleep!
 

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Re: I just can't sleep without.............?
« Reply #7 on: 20/11/2006 13:14:01 »
I can't sleep without...silence. I can't stand noise, especially people's talking.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 20/11/2006 15:57:47 »
Oh My gosh I am a chatterbox when I get tired. I need someone to talk to or something to listen to besides my brain which cannot disconnect long enough for me to go to sleep without chatter or noise.. I prefer radio or tv. I hate the sound of the still house creaking and moaning. Then theirs my brain which seems to be in overdrive.. tv and music help me relax and I turn the tv on first thing every day if I don't have the radio on first! I like some noise... Even with the worse migraine I have to have something on even softly!
 

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Re: I just can't sleep without.............?
« Reply #9 on: 20/11/2006 17:46:13 »
I need complete darkness or near as possible to it. Otherwise I can sleep pretty much anywhere  ;)
I can make most things feel comfortable for myself, especially known uncomfortable ones  ;)
 

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Re: I just can't sleep without.............?
« Reply #10 on: 21/11/2006 05:37:08 »
I have to have white noise and a ceiling fan on....other than that...I am a very light sleeper when I do sleep.  Oops, I prefer either tons of pillows around me or memory foam...awwww, yes
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Re: I just can't sleep without.............?
« Reply #11 on: 21/11/2006 07:00:27 »
Sounds cozy!
 

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Re: I just can't sleep without.............?
« Reply #12 on: 21/11/2006 13:05:07 »
I have to have white noise and a ceiling fan on....other than that...I am a very light sleeper when I do sleep.  Oops, I prefer either tons of pillows around me or memory foam...awwww, yes

"white noise and a ceiling fan on"

mmhh...is it a white waving flag?  ;)

I'm joking! Hello Loretta!
 

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Re: I just can't sleep without.............?
« Reply #13 on: 21/11/2006 19:28:54 »
Silence and darkness for me. I never was afraid of the dark as a kid.
 

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Re: I just can't sleep without.............?
« Reply #14 on: 22/11/2006 04:17:12 »
I can't sleep without...silence. I can't stand noise, especially people's talking.



THANK YOU LIGHTARROW

Do you manage to accomplish complete silence ?

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« Reply #15 on: 22/11/2006 04:21:21 »
I need complete darkness or near as possible to it. Otherwise I can sleep pretty much anywhere  ;)
I can make most things feel comfortable for myself, especially known uncomfortable ones  ;)

THANK EWE DAN

I am pleased that under the right circumstances ewe can find happy sleepy bliss.

So, no blanky, no teddy, no sheepy ?.. ;)

What about the pillows...do you cuddle one ?
 

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« Reply #16 on: 22/11/2006 04:23:15 »
I have to have white noise and a ceiling fan on....other than that...I am a very light sleeper when I do sleep.  Oops, I prefer either tons of pillows around me or memory foam...awwww, yes

Hi LO *giggles*..THANK EWE MAM

ooooh !!!!...memory foam !!...I completely understand about the white noise... ..YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY !!..lots of pillows are great too...do you cuddle one also ?
 

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« Reply #17 on: 22/11/2006 04:27:02 »
Neil Doesn't everyone cuddle pillows! I like those big fluffy body pillows, you can wrap your legs and arms and everything around them Hmmmmmmmmm so comfyyyyyyyy!
 

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« Reply #18 on: 22/11/2006 04:32:14 »
Silence and darkness for me. I never was afraid of the dark as a kid.

Hi GAIA...HUGS THE GAIA !

THANK EWE for this....seems silence and darkness is prerequisite for many a happy sleepy night then.

...but no cuddly toys ?..no special blankey ?

I have to say I don;t have a special toy or blankey !..I used to...but when I hit 40 I decided to stop sucking my thumb and holding my ear and passed on my teddy and rabbit and elephant to my offspring...


When my bed is cold though I may pick up a one of the sleeping bra..errhm..children and place them in the bed for ten minutes and then with haste...return them to their own beddy dwelling and jump in to nice warm comfy layer !!.








(note to self: Neil...go back and tell them that you do not really use a child as a bed warmer !!..sheesh !!)
 

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« Reply #19 on: 22/11/2006 04:36:37 »
LOL LOL! You are too funny! In the dead of winter I like a electric Blanket as it gets in the 20's and I don't have gas or electric heat in the house, I have a wood burner stove in the other end of the house . It gets really nippy.. I grow Icecycles from the drips forming off my cold nose and eyebrows... Brrrrrrrrrrrhhhhhh!
 

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« Reply #20 on: 22/11/2006 17:19:09 »
I need complete darkness or near as possible to it. Otherwise I can sleep pretty much anywhere  ;)
I can make most things feel comfortable for myself, especially known uncomfortable ones  ;)

THANK EWE DAN

I am pleased that under the right circumstances ewe can find happy sleepy bliss.

So, no blanky, no teddy, no sheepy ?.. ;)

What about the pillows...do you cuddle one ?

The way I usually sleep is lying on my stomach with my right hand side of my face on the pillow with my right arm under it. I have on occasions hugged the pillow pretending it was you Neil  ;)

I do have a teddy, his name is Ted. I've had him all my life. He used to be my sisters teddy bear but she didn't like him so he became mine. He used to growl but I dropped him over the top of the stairs and he hasn't spoken to me since. I miss the sound of his growl. I might take him to the bear factory and ask them if they can do anything for him  ;)

I used to have a blanky when I was little. My dad used to wrap me up in it when he held me, I loved that blanky, no longer around though. Happy memories......well I don't remember my dad wrapping me up in the blanky, I was a baby then  ;)
 

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« Reply #21 on: 23/11/2006 21:18:57 »
The posts that followed this one have been split to retain the integrity of this thread !


http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=5928.0;topicseen
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« Reply #22 on: 23/11/2006 21:34:58 »
I forget what was there now
 

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« Reply #23 on: 23/11/2006 23:15:35 »
Sorry Neil.. Thanks for keeping us in Line! LOL

I cannot sleep with cold feet! They must be warm, not hot as then I can't sleep either!
 

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« Reply #24 on: 24/11/2006 05:12:29 »
I can't sleep without my stud muffin.  He has left me.  For a few days anyway.  He's gone to the hunting camp until Sunday.   [:-'(]

I guess the dog will have to keep me company.

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