I like to think that I have the perfect sleeping patterns and that I get the most out of bedtime and bedtime prep. Bedtime preparation time is as important as getting in to bed itself, what are you doing before bedtime and will it help you sleep better or are you about to stay up for more than an hour waiting to fall sleep? I know a lot of the people I’ve met through work are as obsessive about getting a good night’s sleep as I am. But sometimes, we tend to sabotage ourselves with our pre-bed rituals.
May 22, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
May 21, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
I’ve mentioned before that this is my son’s final year of high school, which means the marks he leaves with are pretty much for life. He’s been a solid B student throughout his high school career but is hoping to improve on this and leave as an A student. This has meant cutting back on some of his sports and joining several study groups. Hubby and I are even helping pay a tutor to help with his economics average. I never thought I’d one day say this but during the first term I was concerned because it seemed that school had become too much of a priority for him.
May 20, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
The biggest tell-tale sign that one isn’t getting as much sleep as they need to get comes in the form of constant tiredness. Waking up each morning feeling like you never even went to sleep is another characteristic of not sleeping well, which is most often associated with having a bed that’s well past its prime. Today I’ll be bringing you more signs that you may not be getting the most of your time spent in bed and a few solutions to the problem.
May 17, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
Autumn is finally making way for winter and has prompted my friends and I to get creative with our bi-monthly dinners. We’ve changed the gathering into movie night instead of just a a dinner party. This is a way of eliminating any instances of one of us planning an evening that’ll actually feel like going out. I’ve been collecting some inspiration for when it’s my turn to host movie night and this is what I’ve come up with. I hope you enjoy the ideas and that they give you throw a movie night of you own.
May 16, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
As most of the loyal Morning After readers know, I went home this past weekend to spend some time with the ‘rents and bond with my mum and eat all of her food. It’s always a great feeling back in the neighbourhood, sleeping in my old room, driving around with my dad and making my mother a cup of tea at the end of the day. Having the on the other end of the phone is never the same. Being home also reminds me of what’s important in life. I thought I’d share with you a few lessons from home.
May 15, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
“Statistics SA figures for the third quarter of 2012 show 71% of the unemployed are aged 25-34 and the unemployment rate among youth is 36%. About 3,3m youth aged 15-34 are not employed or studying.” – FM
May 14, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
I remember the exact day I first tasted a biscuit I’d made myself. I must have been four years old and going through that “where do things come from” curiosity stage of life. I asked about the origin of babies, clouds, the pretty flowers in the garden outside my window until finally when it hi me that I didn’t know where my favourite cupcakes came from. I dumped my mud pies, which I for a fact came from soil and questionable water, and sprinted through the back garden into my grandmother’s house. I awaited a tale as fantastic as that of babies or fascinating as that of a seed turning into a beautiful flower but what I got was even better…
May 13, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
Last week I shared tips and tricks to help you make your bedroom a lot more sleep-friendly. I was struck by two items: keeping the light natural and keeping the temperature neutral. I was struck by these two elements of keeping your bedroom sleep-friendly most especially because it’s almost winter and I thought I’d put together my first winter sleep tips installment.
May 10, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
As I write this to you my ears are still ringing from all the screams of friends who went to see the Biebs at Cape Town stadium on Wednesday. Confession time: my sister is also a Belieber who hides all her fever behind her kids’ fever. She got a rude awakening when everyone around her didn’t buy her routine of wanting to buy tickets to the concert under the guise of giving the kids a chance to experience JB live. “They are too young.” We all said. “They couldn’t survive the hysteria.” Her husband offered. “They have the DVD. Let them watch that.” My mother encouraged. And in the end she ended up missing out because she could not own up to her fever.
May 9, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
I can hardly contain my excitement! I’ve managed to get a few days off and will be going down to Cape Town to see my mummy and daddy. This will be my second visit since the year began and thankfully it’s over Mother’s Day weekend! Though I’ll be there for a few days all I ever take home are gifts and the essentials. This is the only trip packing for which is never much of a hassle.