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Do Tell: What's Your Before Bed Routine?

Do Tell: What's Your Before Bed Routine?

I like to watch television before bed after I soak in the tub; it’s my way of unwinding and getting to that sleepy place. Now, my roommate in college loved to talk. She could talk for hours before bed; it was her opportunity to process the things that had happened during the day and get everything off her chest. Sometimes she talked for so long, I couldn’t help drifting off. But of course, others like to read, talk on the phone, stick in some headphones, check email, or get physical with their bed buddy. So what about you? What’s your standard bedtime routine?


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Silverlining10 Silverlining10 8 years
I HAVE to watch at least an hour of TV in bed before I can fall asleep. I hate talking on the phone before sleep...It seems to wake me up!
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 8 years
A combination of internet & tv or listening to music, followed by reading a book or magazine & smoking (I know, gross, but I am a smoker and I have one right before I go to bed every night)...then, finally, listening to a specially designed playlist I made for bed time as I doze off. Sounds weird, but its on my computer, and its all the songs that I love and find easy to sleep to...most music I find I concentrate too much on to listen to, so its just stuff like Kiss from a Rose by Seal for example, slow and mellow, and I switch up the song order and add new ones in all the time. I HAVE to listen to music as I get to sleep.
heineken67 heineken67 8 years
I watch TV in the living room until a specific time, then promptly brush my teeth and go to bed. Once I'm in bed for about five minutes, there's no chance of rousing me again without major grumpiness.
lilprincess lilprincess 8 years
My boyfriend, my dog, my cat and I all curl up on the couch and watch TV or a movie. Then, after my bf and I wash our faces and brush our teeth, we all get into bed and cuddle more until we fall asleep. And sometimes I read for awhile in bed.
rickimc rickimc 8 years
Shower, check my email (and Sugar!), then I take out my contacts, brush my teeth, moisturize, and take my medicines, then I crawl in bed to read until my boyfriend calls, and when finished, go back to reading.
BeautyXRush BeautyXRush 8 years
Brush my teeth. Wash my face with an anti aging cleanser. Moisturize. Then take something to help me sleep.
LadyP LadyP 8 years
Wash my face, the hubby and I watch a little tv and maybe a little bit of action takes place. If not, we shut the tv off and get some shut eye.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
Read and/or journal over a cup of tea. Then brush teeth, wash face, moisturise, and sleep!
iamangiepooh iamangiepooh 8 years
I brush my teeth and wash my face. It depends in what kind of mood I'm in, but I either watch TV or read before I fall asleep. I wish I had my boyfriend around to cuddle with. :(
emalove emalove 8 years
Depending on the night of the week, I might watch some TV. I might play around online for a bit too. But I always wash my face, brush my teeth, get in bed and read for about a half hour before I go to bed.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I do a little crossword puzzling with my boyfriend. Then when he gets too tired, I just read for a bit.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I do a little crossword puzzling with my boyfriend. Then when he gets too tired, I just read for a bit.
Sydney-C Sydney-C 8 years
Watching T.V. in bed with the bf for sure. And we have to have one (or more!) of the dogs on the bed to mess with for a bit. My boyfriend is a pilot, so it never fails that we end up watching the Weather Channel for FOREVER - puts me out like a light!!
skigurl skigurl 8 years
read, for sure, set my alarm, and text my boyfriend goodnight!
red4bonez red4bonez 8 years
when i had the room all to my self i always listened to radio. now that my brother moved in into my room I play my DS before going to sleep and i also text my boyfriend or call him before goin to sleep. so it is ds and sidekick
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
washup & brush my teeth and invisalign trays (so annoying!), take my biotin pills, lay in bed - read a Bible verse or two & pray then hope I knock out in 2.7 seconds.
designerel designerel 8 years
Read a book or magazine, it makes my eyes tired and I fall right asleep.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Okay i just started this in March because I really wanted to get my body "prepared" for sleep. So I turn off ALL my electronics and take a shower, then get really cozy and wash my face and brush my teeth, then just lounge in my room reading a book until I feel sleepy. The whole process takes about an hour and then I can fall right asleep.
Jeny Jeny 8 years
I take my puppy out, feed him and get him ready for sleep time. I go take a shower, lay in bed au natural and surf the net or watch a movie on my laptop til bed time.
Brooklynbee Brooklynbee 8 years
It usually involves some kind of snuggling with my overly-needy cat!
Brooklynbee Brooklynbee 8 years
It usually involves some kind of snuggling with my overly-needy cat!
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 8 years
make din din, watch law & order, wash face &brush teeth, ask bf if he want to head to bed.... he might stay up and play video games (i hate them) or he will go to bed with me. i we both fall asleep fast.
lily3484 lily3484 8 years
In college, my roommates and I used to drink tea and smoke cigs for hours before bed. I really miss those times. I quit smoking which is good but I still miss the great conversation. Now, I pretty much shower and watch Sex and the City before bed.
Stacee Stacee 8 years
I tuck the kids in, take a shower or bath, check on the kids and watch TV in bed with my hubby. I love bedtime!
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