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QotD: Sleep Delay

Question: How long does it take you to fall asleep?

My Answer: Over 30 minutes in the summer, a bit less in the winter. I can't fall asleep if I'm too warm at all. Little One takes about an hour, and Carey's usually out before she's even tried to fall asleep. 😀

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4 Responses to "QotD: Sleep Delay"

  1. I have the same problem with being to warm to fall asleep. It has actually given me quite some time to think about problem itself. I think it is not so much that I get hot, but the mattress itself gets hot so I find myself constantly moving to find a cooler surface (the g/f is especially annoyed by this).

    A solution I've been investigating is using installing a series of tubes and forcing air into the mattress. An advanced system may use thermal sensors and motion detectors to determine restlessness could be used to derive a comfort level and adjust the air automatically.

    Though there are some issues. The surface of the mattress itself may not even be heating up that much, it may just be the mattress pad. Air being forced into the mattress may not actually cool the surface at all. More research is required.

  2. It depends. Usually it takes longer in the summer because of the temperature. Luckily me and my gilrfriend developed a technique which lets us fall asleep nearly instantly. :@)

  3. Hum. When the weather is hot, and it was in July here in Switzerland, I take some ice pack with me. My fiancée doesn't like that very much, but at least it's refreshing.

    Beside this simple trick, when I go bed, you can be sure I'll sleep in less that 10 minutes. And till the morning, I sleep without knowing the world exists. Deep deep sleep, near death. 🙂

  4. Regardless of the girlfriend's presence or not, it usually takes 15-20 minutes for me to fall asleep. Slightly less if I did some hardcore workout (biking, running, weights), and slightly longer if I've forced myself to bed (10 PM bedtime, up at 5:45? That doesn't come naturally at this age.)


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