Gransnet forums

Chat

Bed time rituals anyone ?

(33 Posts)
Ninarosa Tue 01-Oct-19 20:39:49

Just been reading a thread about duvets. It seems that crackly down duvets are much disliked. I love my crispy crackly duvet, the noisier the better as I climb into bed. I sometimes have a little fight with it just to provoke it.
Do you have any hygge bedtime routines, something that inspires pleasure, and anticipation of a a hopefully good night's rest ?

Amagran Tue 01-Oct-19 20:48:24

I pummel my pillow until it is exactly the right shape to support my head and neck. I am very fussy about pillows - I like a pillow with just the right amount of loft: not too firm and not too soft. My pillows don't last long!

Pantglas2 Tue 01-Oct-19 21:51:38

Oh anagram I’m the same! I actually talk to my pillows as I’m walloping them into shape! Can’t sleep if they’re not ‘right’.

rubysong Wed 02-Oct-19 23:11:36

Fluffy bed socks and a microwaved wheat bag help me to get cosy. I read for a while until I'm very sleepy then put off the light.

Pantglas2 Thu 03-Oct-19 07:29:24

Apologies Amagran, just spotted I got your name wrong earlier.....

Resurgam123 Thu 03-Oct-19 08:02:00

My hot water bottle. (Most of the time.) But this year has been so different.

BradfordLass72 Thu 03-Oct-19 08:14:12

The greatest pleasure is just getting into bed, what bliss and what a privilege to have a warm, snuggly, clean bed when in this city and beyond, so many are sleeping in cars and under bridges, often with young children. sad

I usually listen to an audio book for an hour or so, take a magnesium capsule and a glass of water to avoid getting cramp in my naughty left leg. Then I turn onto my side and pull the fluffy sheets up round my ears, shape my feather pillow round my neck and breathe deeply for a while, being grateful for everytthing. moon

vena11 Thu 03-Oct-19 08:29:45

I love nice clean sheets , my pillow is shaped high at one side lower at the other and very firm I hate to much weight on me or heat so I have a microfiber duvet, its very light, I read before I snuggle down and then hope to sleep some nights it does not happen and like Bradfordlass72 feel so grateful for my comfort as many don't have a bed or roof.

Marmight Thu 03-Oct-19 08:33:37

I have 3 pillows (from baby feeding days). My ‘sleeping’ one then a firm one and then a soft squishy one on top. Both of these are removed after I’ve finished reading/catching up on GN. I have a fleecy throw over my summer tog duvet which inevitably gets thrown off once I’ve warmed up. And, I have to have a glass of water, just in case ......

EllanVannin Thu 03-Oct-19 09:05:33

My statin and warfarin last thing, then I toddle off and climb between my sheepswool bedding which gives instant heat without the need for an electric blanket or hot water bottle.
A Dunlopillo pillow settles me into shape and the weight of extra covers----a feather bedspread and a quilted throw that covers the whole of the bed disallowing any draughts round the sides/edges, so I'm cocooned in to generate my own heat, I don't move an inch throughout the night.

I have cotton sheets during the summer while my lambswool bedding is dry-cleaned ( costly )

Gemini1789 Thu 03-Oct-19 09:17:01

I shower and put on perfume , brush my long blond hair , take my silk lingerie out of the drawer and make sure I look just so . I put on some soft music and I arrange my slender frame in a flattering pose under a low light and wait for the man of my dreams to arrive .

annodomini Thu 03-Oct-19 09:26:19

Take tablets, brush teeth, take Gaviscon Advance. Take fresh nightie out of drawer; relax on two pillows and read book on Kindle while Classic FM plays in the background. Remove one pillow, switch off light and instruct Alexa to turn off music in half an hour by which time I'll be sound asleep.

Marmight Thu 03-Oct-19 09:29:16

Gemini 😂😂

crazyH Thu 03-Oct-19 09:53:13

Gemini - me too 😂😂

lovebeigecardigans1955 Thu 03-Oct-19 10:01:28

I make sure the house is locked, cleanse and tone my face, remove and wipe over hearing aids and earrings, arrange my pillow just so and then a game of 'Snake' on an old mobile phone which I keep just for this purpose. Then I read a bit of my current book. Lights out and hope to drop off without too much delay.

Anniebach Thu 03-Oct-19 10:21:11

Hot water bottle, in winter turquoise with white spots bed socks, my two dogs, iPad to listen to an audio book and my
pyjama bottoms on the pillow next to mine in case of fire and
I have to get out of the house quickly, my younger granddaughter calls them my fire bottoms, I don’t like nightclothes around my legs,
.
Proof I sleep alone yes

Pantglas2 Thu 03-Oct-19 10:44:12

Fire bottoms - love that Anniebach!

Urmstongran Thu 03-Oct-19 11:11:12

Your ‘fire bottoms’ made me giggle Annie
🤣

Marmight Thu 03-Oct-19 11:12:29

I’ve got emergency kit too Annie as I sleep in the buff. Used if guests in the house. Such a fag to put them on just to go to the bathroom. Knowing my luck if I didn’t I’d come ‘face to face’ with a visitor on the landing at 4am 😂

ninathenana Thu 03-Oct-19 12:53:24

Marmight would it not be easier to keep a light dressing gown to hand.

I have to move the bedside clock so that it's viewable during the night, move the bedside lamp so it's easily switched off. I spend time looking at FB and playing solitaire on my Kindle until I start to nod off, light off snuggle down on my right side, arrange my memory foam pillow so that it's not touching my face to much. I cannot bare duvet up around my face even in mid winter.

Rufus2 Thu 03-Oct-19 12:53:37

wait for the man of my dreams to arrive

Gemini; Note that no-one yet has claimed to kneel down by the side of their bed and pray before climbing in. Perhaps that could cut your waiting time down, or would it be too much of a struggle getting back on your feet again.? Good Luck! grin

Gemini1789 Thu 03-Oct-19 15:05:19

You might have a point , Rufus , but my knees are not what they were. A girl can dream.

Ninarosa Thu 03-Oct-19 21:28:49

Aah, so much amazing alliteration happening with everyone's pillow talk.
Amagran's pillow pummelling.
Pantglas2 believes in walloping well.
BradfordLass72's almost sensual shaping of her pillow around her neck.
Venall's high haute couture of a pillow.
Marmite multi pillows.
A Dunlopillo dream pillow for EllanVannin.
Lovebeigecardigan1955's a picky pillow person , arranging 'just so'.
Anniebach has her particular pyjama pillow.
ninathenana has to remember to arrange aloofness between her pillow and her face.
And this Nina is now off to crush her cushions into submission. Goodnight all!

Urmstongran Thu 03-Oct-19 22:10:52

Very well spotted Ninarosa!! Brilliant.

Ninarosa Thu 03-Oct-19 22:19:59

Oh and rubysong's soporific socks and warming wheatie.
Don't encourage me Urmstongran, I love an audience !