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message 1: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments I don't mean to sound pervy, but what's your bedroom like?

I ask because I was thinking my bedroom in light of the fact I sometimes can't sleep. First off, I don't have a huge, high bed. I never needed one...we just have a mattress and box spring on the ground. One of my friends described this as "very collegiate", and I suppose he has a point. I don't care. Other than that the bedroom is plain and utilitarian...I wish I had a table next to the bed, but there isn't quite room, really...the only light is the overhead light. I'd like to be able to use a softer light. Hm. Must think this through.

There's a skylight, which is cool, and I'm just about always cranking a fan/humidifier combination in the winter, and just the fan with the windows open in the summer.


message 2: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments I like darkety dark darkness. We have really really thick curtains to block out the light and some of the street noise, though that isn't bad most of the time, especially when the trees have leaves.

It's a nice room, but under the eaves and no heat reaches our floor so hot in summer and three blankets and a space heater in the winter.

I wake up to the same CD player/stereo that I've had since I was fourteen. It's a Sony, and has shown remarkable longevity for a modern electronic.

message 3: by Misty (new)

Misty | 36 comments I like the room cold, and I sleep with lots of blankets. My husband likes to have the fan running all the time; I used to hate that because it blows little wisps of hair into my face and tickles. Now I just snuggle in under the covers and the white noise from the fan is great!

message 4: by Jackie "the Librarian" (last edited Feb 24, 2010 12:01PM) (new)

Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments I have a very nice old white-painted metal bed, just a double, but it is pretty high off the ground. I have to climb a bit to get on it, and I worry when my old cat is leaping onto it that he won't make it.

I have some lovely soft sheets, all cotton, that I guess have a good thread count, from J.C. Penny, and a couple of thick quilts and a blanket on the bed, because I prefer to keep the room cool at night, and just stay warm under the covers.

I like it dark and very quiet when I sleep, but once I'm out, I sleep pretty hard until I start rousing in the morning.

You can just see the bed in the bedroom to the left:

message 5: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) There it is.

message 6: by Dr. Detroit (new)

Dr. Detroit | 6001 comments Sleeping is for the weak.

message 7: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Sleeping for a week. Yup, I could do that.

message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

I can tell you what is not good for sleeping. February. The temperature here hasn't dropped below 26C (quick conversion 79F)over night this week, now I'm grumpy due to lack of sleep. I could sleep for a week if it would just cool down.

message 9: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) No air conditioning, Gail?

message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

There is but it's too noisy. Grumpy grumpy grumpy.

message 11: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Nothing worse than grumpy, noisy AC.

message 12: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments had a comment but deleted in the name of decency and appropriateness

message 13: by [deleted user] (last edited Feb 24, 2010 07:54PM) (new)

Hey Kevin. I'm not letting you in my bedroom. Still grumpy.

message 14: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Hee!

message 15: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments grumpiness in the bedroom will not be tolerated

message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

LOL. 18C last night, much more satisfactory. Sorry quick calc /5 x9 +32, about 64F, bliss. Happy bedrooms again.

message 17: by Arminius (new)

Arminius | 1031 comments I like it dark and quiet.

message 18: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11549 comments I need a cool room and a warm blanket. That's hard to achieve when it's 115 degrees in the summer.

message 19: by [deleted user] (new)

46C? We had a couple of those days in Sydney in January. Fortunately I was away at the time.

message 20: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments 36C helps me in the bedroom

message 21: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Kevin's always helpful here.

message 22: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 23885 comments Mod
As dark as possible. Either as quiet as possible, or white noise to block out disturbances. Generally it's only human noises that bother me: snoring, talking, walking. It doesn't matter to me how high or low the bed is - sometimes an air mattress on the floor is extremely comfortable - but there must be enough width around me for my legs to go in various directions. All cotton sheets with a little crispness to them - no flannel, no satin. Warm but not heavy comforter, in cold weather. In super cold weather, another non-heavy blanket or two on top. No clothes that twist around my body. I can't stand getting wrapped up, or feeling caught in, pajamas. No irritating waistbands. Like Misty, I can't have a fan blowing directly on my head so that wisps of hair are tickling my face. If I have a fan on, the angle has to be just right.

message 23: by Jan (new)

Jan | 241 comments Completely dark, completely quiet. I have a head pillow and a belly pillow, the latter compliments of my pregnancies.

message 24: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments no snoring people.

message 25: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments cool and snuggly

message 26: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 23885 comments Mod
Jan wrote: "Completely dark, completely quiet. I have a head pillow and a belly pillow, the latter compliments of my pregnancies."

Sweet of your pregnancies to give you gifts.

message 27: by ms.petra (new)

ms.petra (mspetra) no TV, mahogany sleigh bed, deep dark red wine on the walls, a ceiling fan, Gustav Klimt prints, plants... my haven.

message 28: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments i like how simple ms. petra is.

"63.5 degree temp, ceiling fan at 123rpm, exotic handmade chrysanthemum candle from papau new guinea burning, tumbler of chilled water from vatnajökull glacier on antique wicker bedside table..."

message 29: by Phoenix (last edited Oct 29, 2010 06:46AM) (new)

Phoenix (phoenixapb) | 1619 comments Gee Kev, like your ceiling fans deadly much? (read with heavy sarcasm)

message 30: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments kevin likes to make us think he lives on the edge.

message 31: by Phoenix (new)

Phoenix (phoenixapb) | 1619 comments So true Janine!

message 32: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 23885 comments Mod
Does anyone have a memory foam mattress? Tempurpedic or other? How are they?

message 33: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) I wish.

Stacia (the 2010 club) (stacia_r) I stayed in a B&B back in May that had one of those sleep number beds. I was hyped to try it out, but had a hard time sleeping, no matter how many times I readjusted the setting.

Woke up completely sore the next morning.

message 35: by Jim (new)

Jim | 6485 comments RA, don't chastise me, but I'm going to leave that one hanging out there too.

message 36: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments It's the thought that counts.

Also, you said "leave that one hanging out".

message 37: by Jim (new)

Jim | 6485 comments :-)

message 38: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11549 comments We have the Tempurpedic. I love it, my wife not so much. She likes a squishier mattress.

message 39: by Félix (last edited Jan 06, 2011 07:33AM) (new)

Félix (habitseven) We don't need to know that you don't love your wife so much. Especially if it's based on her mattress preference.

message 40: by ms.petra (new)

ms.petra (mspetra) :) Larry you are on fire today!

message 41: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Ha! Poor Phil's wife.

message 42: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments ms.petra wrote: ":) Larry you are on fire today!"

not again! where did i leave that fire extinguisher?

message 43: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Help! Janine, quickly!

message 44: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments found it! the fire's out now.

message 45: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Smokin'.

message 46: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments the nurse will take care of you now.

message 47: by Barb (new)

Barb Oh! Now we know what Larry's fantasies look like!

message 48: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Ha!

message 49: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11549 comments Larry, what's in the blue IV bag?   Sock monkey liquid viagra?

message 50: by Lyzzibug ~Still Breathing~ (last edited Jan 06, 2011 08:32AM) (new)

Lyzzibug ~Still Breathing~ (lyzzibug) | 708 comments Never slept on a memory foam mattress, but I got a contoured pillow of the stuff and hatted it. I use to have to sleep in complete darkness with absolutly no noise, but after my son was born we got a lavalamp as a night light for him. Now I can't sleep without it.

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