before going to sleep

baby sleeping - sleep
@Nhey16 (2519)
Philippines
February 6, 2009 1:28am CST
Usually before going to bed, I have to check if everything's in order. And I would just be able to go to bed when everyone here, my 2 kids and hubby, are already packed up and resting. But before sleeping I do watch television or sometimes I read a book or play the PSP, and while doing those I would feel very sleepy...then off to sleep...:) What do you usually do before sleeping?
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• United States
6 Feb 09
LOL Nhey16. It's about the same way all over the world. I am single and not living with anyone but I still go around to make sure everything is in order. I may get on the comp for a while and surf. Maybe read a book. Lots of times I'll listen to some of my favorite music. That always does good late at night. I don't like watching TV or a movie cuz I might forget what I saw LOL. Sometimes I'll play a few online games especially poker. It's late here so I think I'll listen to some music ahhhhh. ‹(°¿°)›
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
hello jumpinjack00, oh yeah listening to good music before bedtime is so nice... and at times i do remember when i was still single and living with my parents, before going to bed, i don't have to worry about the doors if they're already locked, if all switches are unplugged, and that all i have to worry are my personal things :D
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Hi Nhey! I do what I'm doing right now! It's 3:35am NY time and I'm still wide awake! I'm sitting here in my kitchen/office freezing because it is 16 degrees above zero and I can't sleep so I am starting to respond to today's discussions as they start filling up my email box! So I don't know what time it is where you are but I should have been in bed a long time ago! My boyfriend is going to be angry at me for staying up all night again! He is sleeping and has been for hours since he has to go to work! I hope you have a nice sleep! I hope to get there sooner or later!
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
hello Opal26, That's too cold (freezing). I hope you'd have a good night sleep, I mean morning sleep :) after mylotting. I understand why your bf would not be pleased coz you really have to rest at this time... :) In here, it's just 5pm but it's raining and it just feels so good to sleep... -hugs-
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• Philippines
6 Feb 09
My routine before going to bed are: first I have to have a quick shower for I can't sleep with out washing myself, then I would still take time to go online especially if I haven't been online for the rest of the day due to work, Then i would put on a moisturizing cream to my face. LOL. i am aging so I have to take care of my face. , I pray, another routine that shouldn't be missed out, and sleep. this would be mu usual routine at nighttime.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
hello kenchiprincess, Oh yeah, being refreshed before going to bed and putting on a moisturizing cream, that would really feel better before going to bed :)
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@raynejasper (2326)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
..i just view television until I feel sleepy.. I let my baby girl sleep first then I sleep next to her.. I don't do other stuff because I'm a working mom.. when I got home, I feel tired..
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
6 Feb 09
That would be so lovely, sleeping next to your sweet girl. And I guess, no matter how tired you feel for the day, you'll feel happy and relaxed being with your daughter. :
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
18 Feb 09
I usually check the door to make sure it's locked, give our cat Morgana some tuna, check to make sure the burners are off on the stove and turn out the lights except the fishtank. I get on my jammies, tuck off to bed with Morgana and say my prayers. Then it's off to dreamland. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
hello twoey68, is Morgana the one in your avatar? I bet she really loves the tuna... :) Hope you and Morgana have a very good night sleep...
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
19 Feb 09
Yup, that's our Morgana...she's spoiled rotten :) She does love her tuna. Sometimes she'll play Hubby and me. I'll go in the kitchen and give her tuna and then 10 minutes later if Hubby goes in the kitchen she'll run in there acting like she hasn't had any in days and of course he gives her more. We've gotten to where we ask each other now. I've even had her come and wake me up for tuna when Hubby wouldn't give her any LOL He says she tattled on him for being up too late LOL [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
• United States
7 Feb 09
My rituals varies on the event of the day. Most of the time, I am able to put my infant to bed at 7:30PM, let my older daughter and the roommate's son play around while I browse the internet. I will, then, send my oldest daughter to bed, and do last minute things online, then head to bed myself, but not to sleep. I would either crochet for a while or read a book. Sometimes I watch a movie while crocheting, other times I just watch a movie.
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
hello hellsphreak, I do want to crochet, but I only know the basics... :) your kids must be very happy playing while you surf the internet -hugs-
• United States
8 Feb 09
Well, my daughter is 10 and my roommate's son is 14. They're at that age where they would prefer that their parents do not participate in their play-time. They either game on the PS2 or pretend they are StarWars characters, complete with the laser sword, or whatever it is called, haha.
@amjadmacs (467)
• France
6 Feb 09
I have little habit or nature of your, that I check everything is in order. I don't watch TV, but I do play my xbox 360 or any other gaming console that I own. I pack and set my books and bag, because I have to prepare everything for my university. Press my clothes, polish my shoes and the things which you know what students do. Except that I don't think I do anything special that I should mention.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
hello amjadmacs, you are very responsible students. that's what i always teach my kids, to prepare all the things needed for their school for the next day before going to bed. :)
• France
7 Feb 09
You can call me Amjad. Thanks for your comments. Yeah, I have this habit for preparing for everything. I am responsible because in my early childhood, I passed my life alone with my dad only. No mom, so I had to my all my work. Everything, from making breakfast to washing my own clothes. lolz .... Thats yeah Now I live with my family yet I do my most of my work. Like I prepare everything before I sleep then wake up in morning, make up my own breakfast and revise little bit of university work. I believe in morning I have very fresh mind, when I revise what I studies last time, it becomes more solid. Then clean my room and (I don't reading newspaper, though i have an alternative which is internet, i surf news on internet. and eventually go to my university.
@babyorchid (1739)
• China
16 Feb 09
before go to bed, em, i usually make a plan for tomorrow and check wt i have done today, i never play games.lol, bcz i don't have any gift in it. my eyes are not so good, hehe. sometime i will take a book with me when i go to bed, and sitting on my bed just reading till i feel sleepy.the moment i close my book, the sec i fell asleep, lol
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
hello babyorchid, planning for tomorrow, that's a great action before dozing off. :)
@kaguvkov (1041)
• Philippines
15 Feb 09
Usually before going to sleep I read anything that keep my eyes tired and after that I fell asleep. If there are no things to read I play chess alone and make some games all alone reviewing some of the openings and studying some interesting chess positions till my eyes dropped and fell asleep. That's it!
@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
hello kaguvkov, that's interesting, playing chess alone... i guess, it would really make you fall asleep... :)
• United States
12 Feb 09
I get in the computer and come here and then I go to bed and read some before nodding off.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
hello teapotmommommerced, thanks for the response. Hope you always get a good night sleep :)
@Humbug25 (12551)
8 Feb 09
Hi ya Nhey16 I always check that my front and back doors are locked, turn off all the lights before going upstairs. I visit the bathroom, check that the alarm clock is set and watch tv until I feel sleepy and then turn it off.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
hello Humbug25, it's great to have a rest knowing that every door's locked and all lights are off. -hugs-
@agrim94 (3811)
• India
8 Feb 09
Well i sleep as soon as my head hit the pillow so all i do is brush my teeth and go to bed just make sure i have a bottle of water and my cell phone by med bedside.. water bottle though i dont drink water in night but may be in case i woke up thirsty and cell phone not to receive time but to see what time it is when i wake up.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
hello agrim94, after those things, i guess you could already have a good night rest... :)
• Canada
8 Feb 09
Usually before i go to sleep I have this big reutine! 6pm watch a movie with the kids that is 1 hour long. 7:00pm snack time 7:30 Kids get bath, by eight they are out of the bath in pj's. 8:00pm we rock in the rocking chair With one kid on each knee blanket wraped around them. Read a Story By 8:15 the baby goes in the crib to sleep. Then I lay down with my 3 year old for 15-30 min depending on her mood and how fast she goes to sleep. By 9pm both kids are asleep. I go do dishes, pick up the masacre of toys in my livingroom from the day. Throw a load of clothes in the washer. Then get a snack and by that time its 10pm im exhausted so i jump in the bed and watch mabie 10 min of tv. Unless hells kitchen is on Or House then i force myselft to stay up till its over. Then i litterly pass out!
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
hello mamalovestoread :) it's been a long time that i had done that to put my kids in their cribs. I like hell's kitchen too... Gordon Ramsey is a scary chef... heheh...
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
7 Feb 09
Hello Nhey16, Like you, I always make sure that everything is in order - the house is cleaned and all the three of us are ready to call it a day. For me, I will watch TV for awhile or read the newspaper (yes, this is the last thing to do for the day!)
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
hello gr8life, you're a one unique person... reading newspaper as the last thing for the day :) -hugs-
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
7 Feb 09
I am not a very good sleeper unfortunately, so these days I take the laptop to bed with me and watch movies until my eyes get tired and I eventually drift off to sleep. I have found this to be very effective in the last month or, so which is great because I used to lay there for hours before!
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
hello James, It's nice to know that watching movies is an effective way to make you sleep... :) -hugs-
@bamrahkirti (1819)
• India
7 Feb 09
I go to washroom and wash my face and brush my teeth.Then i go to bed and me and my hubby than God for keeping us together . Happy mylotting.
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
wow... that's so sweet, and yeah, it's really nice to go to sleep besides our love ones... :) -hugs-
@yanzalong (10174)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 09
Almost the same. I do make sure that all doors are closed and locked. All the windows are checked as well. Recently I have watched TV before I go to bed because there is a good film on.If I am not sleepy enough to go to bed, I read my books till I noze on and off. Don't you check the kitchen jus in case you still have something being cooked.?
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
Hello yanzalong, I do check the kitchen, and I make sure everything is turned off and unplugged. Thank you for reminding :) -hugs-
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I usually watch a bit of the world news and go to sleep propped up on my arm while watching TV.. I wake up after an hour or so of sleeping like this and after I get my arm woke up and working again, I go to bed..
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
hello Donna, wow... when you wake up after sleeping for an hour, you're still going to work before going to sleep... wow... you must be a very industrious person... but dont forget to have a nice rest... -hugs-
@Ithink (10501)
• United States
6 Feb 09
At night Im the last to bed as I make sure all is in order to start the next day off. I lock the front door, walk past our 2 year old and make sure she is covered up and whisper in her ear that I love her. Then I get into bed and read a little. The very last thing I do is pull the blankets up and around me and feel my hubby wrap his arm around me and we say love you. Then it is off to much needed sleep!
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
wow... that's soooo sweet.... :)
@Pistas (95)
• Portugal
6 Feb 09
I organize my stuff and prepare things for when i wake up next day,have everything ready and set to go.Set alarm,turn off lights,go to bed,and then think:oh yeah...did i set the alarm? go check ,set alarm again just for safety,go to bed again and try not to think...it may seem as an obsessive compulsive behavior,but i just do this with my alarm,because i think too much(?)...anyways that's what i do...don't ask me why
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@Nhey16 (2519)
• Philippines
7 Feb 09
oh ok Pistas I won't ask why... :) don't forget to check the alarm... -hugs-