Sleeping Soundly

Sleeping dog

My husband is on a schedule that does not make either of us happy. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer. He goes in to work at 4 in the morning and comes home at 2 in the afternoon. So we have a new sleep system. He goes to bed at 7pm and I go to sleep on the couch between 10pm and 11pm.

Then he wakes me up about 3am when he gets up and I go to the bed.

The first few days I had a terrible time falling asleep and then falling asleep again when I got the bed. Sounds of cars going by or the lights or hearing Jeff get ready for work kept me awake. So I tried some ear plugs. I never thought of wearing ear plugs before even through years of his snoring. I am using the really soft hearos ear plugs. No more traffic or the kids getting ready for school sounds. Yet I can still hear things like the alarm clock.

Next was a dark eye mask. It cuts all the light so it feels like I am in a completely dark room.

I’ve been getting up refreshed – before the alarm clock.

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Photo credit: Brandon Mandon
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