Send Your Partner to Bed Early

More Energy Project Day #22

These days I have more focus on getting sleep than ever. I’m trying to figure out how to get more sleep at night and during the day.

Most of us have some kind of sleeping routine. When I was single my sleeping routine was very easy to maintain; I simply went to bed when I was tired and there was nothing to disturb my sleep. But the rules have changed after we became a family.

Now I share the bedroom with my wife and my son Axel; and they don’t necessarily want to sleep when I do. Axel usually sleeps through the night but he awakes now and then the get his pacifier. Sharing bedroom with other people involves sounds and movement that can disturb your sleep.

I’m a light sleeper and it doesn’t take much for me to wake up. My wife and I go to bed at the same time, but my wife’s getting-to-bed-routine takes about 30 minutes more than mine does. Since I cannot sleep before my wife comes to bed I will be spending half an hour just waiting for her.

By changing our routine and sending my wife off to bed 30 minutes earlier we would be in bed at the same time and I would get about 30 minutes more sleep each night.

How does your partner help you sleep?