Saturday, January 26, 2013

#20: Fall Asleep on the Couch

Now, admittedly, you may have covered this post as a natural ending to the night in I'm hoping you had last night. However, in case you didn't, let's talk about it.

I like to fall asleep spontaneously as much as the next person. You know you're really relaxed when you wake up three hours later and don't remember trying to fall asleep. However, sometimes the joy is in the preparation.

So, first you'll need to figure out what you're going to watch. It needs to last long enough for you to slowly drift into sleep without the disruption of channel-changing or hitting "play."

Next, you need to scurry off the the bathroom, wash your face, brush your teeth, and put on your pj's and housecoat (more on this in a later post.) After this, you need to get some pillows to wedge in the intersection of the couch arm and seat. Personally, I recommend real sleeping pillows off your bed. In fact, I keep two on my couch at all time.

Now, pull a blanket over your shoulders, cuddle the side of your face into that pillow, and navigate to that Law and Order marathon or press play on your movie.

A few helpful hints:

1. Get a blanket that's long enough to cover you from head to toe and three of you side to side. This way you can make yourself into a cozy burrito if you want.

2. It never hurts to take a little Zquil. It makes the drifting gentler but faster.

3. You're going to wake up in the middle of the night not knowing where you are. But something tells me you've fallen asleep on the couch before.

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