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Is there any special bedtime ritual you did as a child that you still do as an adult?

Asked by BeccaBoo (2715 points ) September 9th, 2011

By this I mean there are things that I can not go to sleep unless

1) The bedroom door is shut, because my brother used to tell me is shuts the ghost’s out and stops them watching me sleeping.

2) Bury myself into the duvet, so that vampire’s don’t bite me. (Obviously don’t believe that anymore, but now is a comfort thing)

3) My SO can not have his legs dangling over the edge of the bed because when he was a child he thought something would pull him off.

So what are yours if any?

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I still like having my hair played with or my back rubbed before I sleep. This requires another person to agree to do it, which rarely happens.. but I have liked it ever since I was a kid.

HungryGuy's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf – I agree to do that for you :-p

MRSHINYSHOES's avatar

Close the door to my bedroom before I get into bed, so that no one will come in in the middle of the night and slay me. :D

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I also cannot sleep well with exposed limbs because of the childhood worries of spirits touching me. This requires a special set up in extreme heat so I can feel some weightiness to my sheets without an actual blanket on.

Tbag's avatar

When I was a child, I used to take a gaze at the sky and look at the stars before i sleep. The window was near my bed so the sky was always my gateway to my dreamland. I still look at the velvet night sky before I sleep and it’s such a comforting feeling..

tedibear's avatar

Ever since I was able to read chapter books, I’ve read before falling asleep. The rare occasion that I don’t is when I’m really drunk. That happens about every 3 or 4 years. Poor Mr. tedibear claims to have the only tan eyelids in Ohio because of the bedside light.

Blackberry's avatar

Fap fap fap…......

El_Cadejo's avatar

ah @Blackberry beat me to it

King_Pariah's avatar

jump into bed landing in the prone

dappled_leaves's avatar

I had lots of bedtime rituals as a child, but none of them have lasted. Funny, I haven’t thought of that in a long time.

JLeslie's avatar

Turn onto my left side.

Symbeline's avatar

In kindergarten I was the only kid who didn’t complain about naps. Over 25 years later, that hasn’t changed much, despite sleeping disorders. (now cured by alcohol lol) Ain’t got no ritual, never did. I don’t remember being afraid of the dark much, other than after watching Halloween II. I never needed anything special done to go to bed, besides either being tired, brushing my teeth or just wanting to hug pillows.
When I go to bed now though, my cats seem to think I’m some kinda ritual lol.

muppetish's avatar

When I was a kid, I had to check that the front door and back door downstairs were locked (sometimes more than once – I no longer do this), go to the bathroom and thoroughly wash my hands (again, sometimes more than once – I still do this), and make sure the door to my room was closed and all electronics were shut off (now I sleep with my phone on, but I still follow this procedure.)

I also used to say goodnight to both my parents, which I no longer do. But I do have to say goodnight to my significant other.

ucme's avatar

I refuse to sleep unless i’m tucked in & read a couple of chapters of Brer Rabbit. Then a few tugs on the trouser snake & i’m off to slumberland.

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