SLEEPING IN STYLE

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Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe once famously said, 'I only wear Chanel No. 5 in bed'. Which is fine, for her, considering she was a very veracious actress who had a couple of problems in the bedroom department. How about you? If you don't mind me for asking, what do you normally like to wear in bed? Do you prefer putting on a pair of pajamas?  Do you knock about in a negligee? Or do you just bare-all and go commando without a care in the world? Either way, it's very important to make yourself feel comfortable before falling asleep. Otherwise, you won't be able to recharge your batteries and feel rejuvenated for the next day.





Well, going back to my Marilyn Monroe example, if she was able to sleep properly then there's a pretty good chance she would've been able to think properly too! After all, a number of authorized medical professionals have proven that a lack of sleep can increase depression, exacerbate anxiety, and cause people to behave erratically and lose control. Which, unfortunately, is what eventually happened to Marilyn, poor beautiful Marilyn, and I'm sure helped contribute to her fateful demise (allegedly).

Sleeping Beauty Disney
So what can we do to prevent this? What steps do we need to take in order to guarantee that we have a good nights sleep? Well, as far as I’m concerned, even though a controlled diet can reduce stress levels and increase mental stability (munch-munch), along with the use of certain relaxation techniques (breathe in, breathe out), the one thing that has constantly worked for me would have to be watching a movie, preferably a good old-fashioned movie that’s enjoyable, exciting, and full of adventure.

You see, over the last couple of years, I’ve put in place a regular nightly routine so I’m able to relax, unwind, and feel a lot more comfortable within my surroundings. This involves me: (1) Turning off my phone; (2) Taking a hot shower; (3) Putting on my PJs; (4) Dimming the lights; And (5) Sitting down in front of my television and watching a film like...


Home Alone (1990) - Live and Let Die (1973)

Home Alone (1990)
Kevin McCallister played by Macaulay Culkin.

Live and Let Die (1973)
James Bond played by Roger Moore. 
Some Like It Hot (1959)

Some Like It Hot (1959)
Sugar Kane played by Marilyn Monroe.

While Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon both
played a musician and a woman when needed.



















Pillow Talk (1959) - Groundhog Day (1993)

Pillow Talk (1959)
Jan Morrow played by Doris Day.

Groundhog Day (1993)
Phil Connors played by Bill Murray.
Rear Window (1954) - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

Rear Window (1954)
Lisa Carol Fremont played by Grace Kelly.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Ron Weasley played by Rupert Grint.



















Peter Pan (2003) - Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Peter Pan (2003)
Wendy Darling played by Rachel Hurd-Wood.

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
Bridget Jones played by Renée Zellweger.
Mister Bean (1997) - The Big Lebowski (1998)

Bean (1997)
Mister Bean played by Rowan Atkinson.

The Big Lebowski (1998)
The Dude played by Jeff Bridges.









Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Holly Golightly played by Audrey Hepburn.

So what do you do, dear reader? How do you get ready for bed and does it differ greatly from my nightly routine? Please let me know in the comment section below, along with what you thought of the midnight movie selection kindly provided by www.mattressonline.co.uk. Go on, drop me a line, and please don’t forget to click on the link provided to find out more about beds, mattresses, and tips on how to fall asleep.




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