Whether you're a light sleeper or more of the slumbering log variety, we all have our preferences and habits for what puts us to sleep. Working with those tendencies will make more restful nights for all.For my husband's sake, I installed blackout shades in our bedroom. In contrast to his light sensitivity, he often has a Netflix app running in the background at bedtime to lull him to sleep. Luckily for him this log can drift off whether the bedroom is quiet or noisy (or dark or light-polluted). However, I can't sleep if my ears aren't covered by my hair or a blanket, and I also need the weight of a blanket or comforter to help me fall asleep. (This combination makes me something of a covers-hog.)
We all have our quirks and needs. What are yours, and how do you make your sleeping space and the things in it work for you?
Kim has been sharing creative projects and ideas as a Contributor to Apartment Therapy since 2010. Her writing highlights stylish, budget-friendly solutions to common household problems. Kim is a fluent French speaker and a houseplant enthusiast.
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