All the things that people who love to sleep truly understand
If you were to ask anyone who knows me, they’d tell you the truth: I love sleep. Whether it’s catching a solid eight hours (or occasionally more) every night, tucking in for a brief power nap on the couch or enjoying a light doze in the middle of the afternoon, I can’t get enough. You might be asking yourself if I have some kind of problem, but I swear I’m absolutely fine health-wise. I just really enjoy sleeping. I enjoy everything that has to do with sleeping, and I’m not going to apologize for it. All the things that contribute to my being a person who savors her precious beauty sleep are also what make me me, but I know I’m not alone out there.
If you can relate to this in any way, then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when I say that liking sleep tends to be accompanied by some strange idiosyncrasies. Over the years, I’ve accumulated something of an understanding about myself, and today I’m going to come right out with the truth. If sleep is YOUR bae, then here are some things that you probably do from time to time.
You sometimes make dinner plans later in the evening so you can squeeze a nap in beforehand.
And if you accidentally sleep a little longer than you intended to — well, the subway was just AWFUL and I couldn’t find my shoes, okay?
You have a special soft blanket reserved just for napping/cuddling.
When that blanket starts to lose all residual softness, you go into a period of mourning before you can even THINK about buying a new one.
You have to have your pillow situation just right.
You need one pillow or two, hard or soft? I’m a two-pillow person with a mix — one hard, one soft. And sometimes you also have to flip that top pillow over to the cool side just so you can completely relax and drift off.
You sometimes turn down a chance to socialize in order to go home and sleep.
There will always be more parties, right?
The second you get home from work, you’re in your pajamas without a second thought.
Because pajamas are just more comfortable for when you start getting into chill mode.
You contemplate taking a nap when you literally have nothing else to do.
Never underestimate the power of a good afternoon nap.
If you don’t get your ideal number of hours, the rest of the day just feels WRONG.
Trust me, no amount of coffee is going to get that energy back for you.
Getting up first thing in the morning is the worst feeling in the world.
Is it possible to stop the rest of the world for a while so you can sleep for at least two more hours? Someone invent that.
You almost feel a little disappointed when you forget your dreams right after you wake up.
Especially when those dreams involve one of the Chrises – Pine, Pratt, Evans – or maybe all three.
When you’re stressed out and overwhelmed by the world, sleeping the day away is totally the best move.
In that moment, sleep will solve all of your problems. Just close your eyes.
You genuinely don’t understand people who can function on little to no sleep.
Or pull all-nighters. The rest of the world is sleeping! Join us!
You’re eternally grateful when you have a pet who is willing to be your nap buddy.
Snuggling cat and dog friends only make the sleeping experience all the better.
Songs about sleeping will make you… you know.
Come on, doesn’t anyone else yawn when they hear “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”?
Anyone who says you sleep too much just doesn’t understand your needs.
Besides, there are much worse things in life than getting a little shut-eye.
And woe to anyone who disturbs you from your restful slumber.
We’re not saying we’d Hulk out or anything, but maybe just let us sleep in peace.
And hey, if reading this gave you the idea to go take a nap — embrace it. This is a no judgment zone. If you don’t mind me, I’ll be in my bed.
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