Let's talk sleep. How well do you sleep? How often do you wake? Do you battle with insomnia? What are your evening routines? What apps, products, people, etc, help you wake in the morning? Do you feel there's room for improvement with your sleep habits? Why / why not? Share whatever you want about sleep, that was just a writing prompt to get folks thinking. --__-- A friend really struggled with getting her daughter to sleep through the night. She realized it wasn't really improving no matter what she tried. She didn't care, she was functioning fine with disrupted sleep. Eventually her daughter grew out of it. But a bunch of people seemed to ask her along the way about her daughter's sleep habits, unsolicited questions likely due to her apparent exhaustion. If someone asked her, "Does your daughter sleep through the night?" She would turn the question back at them and respond, "Do you?" It was effective at getting people to stop bothering her, but it also led to some interesting conversations that got people thinking differently about sleep. --__-- I used to operate on very little sleep. 5-6 hours at night with an occasional nap during the afternoon. I used to only crash to sleep as I felt like falling down from exhaustion. I would sleep through until whenever my alarm went off, pop out of bed, and get back to work. I'm not that way anymore. Not unless I have something crazy like this draft that due in 2 weeks that's totally impossible. Then I do it. But I always pay for it the next month. The concept of a sleep deficit has finally caught up with me. I don't sleep through the night anymore. Children changed me. I sleep for about 3 hours at a stretch, get up, pee, check on people, and get back into bed and crash back to sleep. It doesn't seem terribly healthy, but at least it is consistent. I figure as my kids age, I might be able to sleep longer without waking, but who knows. It's not that I'm worried about them so much as I'm out of practice, forcing myself into another sleep cycle without getting out of bed is no longer something I'm used to doing.