Wednesday, March 30, 2022

(30/31) Nappetizer

30 of 31 - SOLSC 2022

In order to go to bed I have to get ready for bed. If the bedtime routine hasn't been accomplished I can't get in bed.

There are bits of my routine that I can skip and parts that vary depending on if the next day is a school day or not. The following are non-negotiables: taking pills, brushing teeth, washing face, using neuromodulation unit, and putting on pajamas.

If I get to the point of being so tired that I can't accomplish my entire routine I am likely to lay down on a couch. Sleeping on the couch is acceptable without completing the bedtime routine.

I'm not sure if anyone else has these rules for themself. Thanks to my friend, Christy, who posted the following (I don't know who DonutHawk is), I now have a term for these couch sleeps.

There are two times in my day that I am likely to have a nappetizer. One is proceeding bedtime. Once I've had the nappetizer I then wake up, sometime in the night, get ready for bed, and then crawl into bed. The other time is a pre-dinner nappetizer, but that may have another name.


  1. I too have a list of must dos before bed. Whenever I am too tired or try to skip them, I wake up at midnight and have to do it all then!

  2. Love this, "nappetizer" reference. I get so exhausted by the end of the day, that as soon as I sit down on the couch I fall asleep. Totally guilty of this! Love the terminology!

  3. So we learn something new each day. Today it was nappetizer! I have to see if every window and door of my apartment is locked at least twice.

  4. My nightly routine might just make you faint: Wordle-Nerdle-Dordle-Quordle-Octordle-Sedecordle-Diotrigordle.

    Sleeping on the couch is kind of like telling yourself, "I'm not sleeping yet."

  5. My bedtime routine is so close to yours. I can never ever sleep before brushing my teeth & putting on a fresh pair of PJs, no matter how hard I tried to do it, it never happened. Washing my face is usually hours before bedtime because then the water will awake me. Anything can make my sleepy head wake up so I try to play it safe and short.