7:50 and I am sitting under my roof window while the rain is pouring down softly on the glass. Berlin shows itself again from its most beautiful side. I am a little bit proud. Proud that I made it out of bed before 8:40. Vicky, what’s wrong with you? Me, who usually got up at 7:15-7:30. For the past few months, I’ve been adjusting to my partner’s rhythm. Always going to bed after midnight and woke up just in time for going to work.
What I really miss is my morning rest, the time for myself, the time for writing blog articles. Early in the morning I’m usually full of energy (given that I have enough sleep) and can develop creatively much better. I would say that 80% of my texts here on the blog were written before 9 am. And as important as the morning routine is, so are the evening habits to get the most out of your sleep. Together with TEMPUR® I’ll tell you what works well for me.
TEMPUR® sleep survey
Impressive here are some results of the TEMPUR® Sleep Survey on the habits of Germans.
70% are satisfied with their sleep. I would have estimated this at much less, since in today’s environment one hears very frequent messages about stressed, exhausted people. I am glad that only 30% of them sleep badly.
THE EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE STORM
I can only emphasize. Especially in spring and summer I love the early hours. I enjoy my first hot drink and sit in the sun for a few minutes. This makes me one of the 54% of Germans who are early risers.
SIDE SLEEPER & YOU
I’ve been a side sleeper forever. I’ve been wanting to get used to a disciplined back sleep for so long now (yes, allegedly one hardly gets wrinkles from ;-) ). In the end the body does what it wants at night, I always wake up turned to the side.
MONEY, MONEY, MONEY – MAKES US FUNNY!
Yeah, there’s probably a lot of that going around. The Tempur study also found another interesting fact that the quality of sleep increases with income. People with high income usually have a very high pressure, so I would have classified the result differently.
SNOOZE FOR THE WIN
And how many alarms do you need in the morning? Usually I only need one alarm clock and I belong to the 49% of Germans. Currently I like to sleep over several alarm clocks.
*10.000 people were interviewed. The full study of the TEMPUR® Sleep Survey can be found here.
I want to read more in the evening, put the mobile away and just fall into bed well exhausted. All ideal ideas that are really difficult to realize. I would like to implement a mobile phone ban in our bedroom, but I still need a lot of persuasion from my boyfriend. I am not completely innocent, because most of the time I scroll on my mobile phone and watch a last YouTube video before I fall asleep. I really envy people who just go to bed and fall asleep immediately.
The evening routine
I haven’t come back to my old morning routine yet, but 5 points of my evening routine can be implemented super:
- Sport – yes I know At the top of every list. It helps me a lot, though. 2-3 a week I currently make it to the sport. And yes, it just feels so good!
- My evening preparation usually starts around 9pm. I put on tea and we enjoy a few cups on the sofa (that just sounds so stuffy).
- Clean up helps me a lot. I tidy up the kitchen every day. I cook a lot and since we don’t have so many pots, there is no way to do the dishes. But I find this work very relaxing.
I’ve become a strong evening shower. I find there’s nothing more sleepy than a hot shower in the evening.
- Last but not least I spray a little Sleep well spray around the bed area. That helps me a lot.
With my morning creativity this article shot out of the blue. And in the background I already hear the 3rd alarm clock of my friend, who probably ignores it. But in this horrible weather, I can understand too well why no ten horses can get him out of bed. I cuddle up for a few more minutes.
This article was created in cooperation with TEMPUR® but reflects my personal views.