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A Cup of Jo: A Day in the Life of a Bed

You know those mornings when you just don’t want to get up because nothing could ever feel as comforting as the warm cocoon of your bed? Do you ever wonder: How does the bed feel? Here, along with our favorite Brooklinen sheets, we’re celebrating beds with a day in the life of ours…

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6:30 a.m.: Wake Up
Every morning, Toby comes in around 6:30 a.m. For years, we got up with them at the crack of dawn, but now that they’re five and eight, Anton and Toby usually go off until 7:15 and we can doze a bit more. They have a little clock to track the time, and they’re supposed to play and watch cartoons, but sometimes we’ll wake up and find Starburst wrappers on the floor. Anton is utterly offended when I ask him. “Of course I didn’t eat them!” he told me yesterday. “Okay, I did.”

7:30 a.m.: Wardrobe Selection
Confession: I wear basically the same thing every day. But if I’m dressing up for something outside of my five-outfit rotation, I’ll lay clothes out on the bed while I figure it out. It always feels like starting from scratch.

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8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Lonely Bed
We take the boys to school at 8:30, and from that point forward the bed is on its own until 7:30 at night. But it’s not totally alone; it’s swathed in Brooklinen’s chambray linen sheets (we have the navy). We use Brooklinen sheets exclusively at home and we swear by them. Their linen collection is produced by a family mill in Portugal, where every set is crafted individually and then stone-washed for that soft, rumpled, “lived-in” look. (And if the bed feels like changing its look, the linen collection has recently grown to include nine colors — including pink!)

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7:30 p.m.: Anton’s Bedtime
In the evening, our bed doubles as a hiding spot for Anton to attempt to avoid his own bed. Anton can be quiet forever, to the point where you suddenly wonder if he’s not in the house. He makes himself at home under the bed, even bringing toys along. For a little dude, he has so much patience!

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9 – 11ish p.m.: Chill Time
What are you watching these days? After the boys are asleep, I’ll sometimes tear my way through a show — I recently watched all of Downton Abbey in around five seconds. But I really like when Alex and I are watching the same show. Right now, we’re into Better Call Saul. I’ll be like, ‘Let’s just watch fifteen minutes,’ and then of course we’ll get sucked in. The bed is an excellent movie theater.

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11 p.m.: Bedtime
Do you need sleep tools? Because Alex and I are big nerds, our kit involves a white noise machine, a sleep mask and Alex’s trusty mouth guard, which he wears to prevent snoring. I actually find his mouth guard weirdly romantic, since he suffers through it so we can sleep next to each other. Sometimes I’ll look over at his sleeping face with the mouth guard and my heart will swell. Marriage is so weird:)

A Cup of Jo: A Day in the Life of a Bed

Weekend Edition
Of course, weekends are a little more relaxed. Sometimes you hear families talk about spending lazy weekends together in their pajamas. That is not a thing for our family; our kids are wild! But we do have a subscription to the paper, and we love to read it together. The boys are at an age where they’ll each take a section — Toby is obsessed with travel and planning pretend trips, while Anton looks at the sports section. (“I’m a fan of all the teams of all the sports,” he says.) It’s always so much fun to read a paper with other people, don’t you think?

Our bed, like many beds, is such a gathering place, in large part thanks to Brooklinen sheets. We’ve used only Brooklinen sheets and comforters for years — and really, really love them. After a couple washes, they become super soft and are the nicest thing to slip into after a long day.

A Cup of Jo: A Day in the Life of a Bed

Great news: Brooklinen is offering $20 off plus free shipping on orders over $50 using the code JO20. Thank you so much!

Does your bed double as a couch, an office, a snack bar, a family meeting space…? What are your comfy bed secrets? I’d love to hear.

(Photography by Heather Moore for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by Brooklinen, a brand we love and use in our home. Thanks for supporting the brands that help keep Cup of Jo running.)

  1. I bought a set after reading this and they are amazing. they are super soft and I had never heard of this company before. I even had to exchange because I didn’t like the color I picked at first and they were very responsive and helpful. I am sure I will be buying more.

  2. Emily Corio says...

    Reading this after sharing a bed with my husband and tiny human last night. We spent 4 hours int he ER after tumbling into a display and getting 4 (!!) stitches and some skin glue to paste his forehead back together. After getting zero sleep last night from worrying and not being able to sleep next to a tiny tumbler, this is making me want to invest in some great sheets!

  3. Martini says...

    Seperate bedrooms saved our 50 year marriage. I have my own king size bed all to my self. A tower fan near the foot of the bed runs 24/7 every day of the year. My fav sheets and pillows. Life is good, but life is short. Tick-tock. Do what works.

  4. Susan says...

    OMG. I NEED to get my husband a night guard. I can’t sleep anymore with his snoring!

  5. Sara says...

    I thought this was going to be written from the first person perspective of your bed ha! But still very, very cute.

    • edie says...

      hahaha – me too!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      Caroline wanted that too! Haha

    • kate says...

      same here! lol

  6. Anna says...

    “I’m a fan of all the teams of all the sports.”

    I love it! Good strategy, never disappointed :)

  7. Erin says...

    Hi! Could you please tell me what the paint color is on your walls? Thanks in advance!

  8. Marcy C. says...

    On what I’m watching these days….I just finished ABC’s Castaways and I loved it. It’s a reality show where 12 strangers are washed on beaches of a chain of deserted islands and have to decide if they are going to try and survive alone or find others. It’s not a competition– they can leave at any time or wait to be rescued. The pace is slow, the scenery is beautiful, and it focused on connection. I would highly recommend it.

  9. Amanda says...

    My partner also wears a mouth guard and it is one of the cutest things about them haha something very endearing about it. Especially when they rollover in bed, all wrapped up in sheets, their little mouth guard peaking out from between their teeth. Always makes me smile!

    Love this post as always!

  10. Laura says...

    Oh Brooklinen.. how I wish I could love thee. We don’t use flat sheets in my house (love being squished between just a fitted sheet and our linen comforter) and because Brooklinen doesn’t sell their sheets individually, it feels like a waste to purchase a set with a whole sheet I won’t use! *sob*

    I check every once in a while to see if they’ve started offering single sheets. Do you hear me Brooklinen?? Sell me a set with just a fitted sheet and some pillowcases and I’m yours! <3

    • ashley says...

      Personally, I prefer Parachute for that exact reason! Also because I like to mix and match colors and sheets on my bed. And their standard sets are without a flat sheet.

  11. Jennifer J. says...

    I know this is a weird question but which brand is your sleep mask? I haven’t found one I like that is washable.

  12. Samantha says...

    I love sponsored posts like this. Doesn’t just focus on the product so the whole post doesn’t feel like a sales pitch. Just came to say great work! All these photos are so sweet :)

  13. lindsay says...

    Looks like Alex is doing The Toe Thing in that photo!!!! This is a really cute story. My bed (also clothed in Brooklinen!) is kept company by our cat all day long. When I make the bed, I tell her I’m making “her” bed, because as soon as the duvet is smoothed out, she jumps right up and makes herself at home.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that is so cute!

  14. Sarah M says...

    I totally agree that the newspaper is better read with others! My old roommate/dear friend and I would make a point to brew some coffee, make toast and jam, turn on her “Sunday playlist”, and sit next to each other at the kitchen table on Sunday mornings, shuffling and exchanging sections, refilling our coffee, and commenting on the week’s Modern Love column. Such good memories!

    • sarah says...

      I think I’d like to get a paper subscription for my husband for Christmas. What do you think the best one is? We live in sacramento, CA

  15. Kristen says...

    Joanna, I love my Brooklinen pinstripe sheets after reading about the brand here last year. In fact, I’m on a no-shopping resolution this year and have only bought three things all year and the sheets were one of them! I can highly recommend them. Big (unrelated) question: as a parent working outside the home, how do you get Anton to bed at 7:30?! My kids are a bit older but we are pushing 9:30-10 PM at my house because of all that needs to get done between getting home and sleeping (including “new math” homework in NYC! yikes). Would love a post on how you and others structure your evening routine on a typical night.

    • Marie says...

      Yes, was thinking the same thing! And have a family meal? (which I think you said you have started doing). Related to this comment, how do you all (or did you) keep your toddlers in their bed when going to sleep? We just transitioned our 2.5 year old to a bed (convertible crib, actually) and now I have to sit in there with her until she falls asleep. Sometimes it’s sweet, but it’s starting to take up all of my time at night and is definitely not sustainable. Any tips are welcome!

    • Divya says...

      Same here–I’m all ears as well. My son’s only 4 but we are looking at a 9ish bedtime most days because of all that needs to be done after getting back home from work/pre-school.

    • Anna says...

      I’m putting in a request for a post on this! How do you get through the evening with little kids A) without pushing bedtime too late for small tired people and B) leaving parents at least some modest modicum of time to do *something* other than clean up and prep for the next day before falling into bed? My babes are 1 and 4 and we leave the house at 7:30 each morning, so things have to be all set the night before, and I feel like we race around all evening just to get it all done. Mama and Papa need a breather!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you for asking. i would LOVE to hear what other families do, too! it can be a struggle!

      most days, i get home between 5:30 and 6, and alex is now able to get home around 6pm. we are lucky to have a wonderful afternoon sitter who picks the boys up from school and hangs with them until we get home. recently she has been helping us by prepping or even cooking dinners some evenings — like buttery pasta, sausage, broccoli, or things like that — or alex will make a dinner really quickly when he gets home (quesadillas, etc.) we eat at 6:15. then we play a game or maybe take a walk around the block. the boys get ready for bed at 7:10-ish and we read in bed for about 15 minutes and then lights out :) of course, sometimes things take longer, or everyone just wants to hang longer, and they go to bed more like 8pm.

      fyi toby does his homework right when he gets home from school at 3:15, so it’s done when i get home from work. but i’ll help him if he had a hard time with, or if i look it over and i can tell he didn’t totally understand something.

      hope this helps! i know we’re lucky that we can get home on the earlier side, and that our afternoon sitter is able to help out. would love to hear how other families make it all work! xoxo

  16. Sasha L says...

    Oh man, I can’t have nice things lol. Three dogs sleep with us, and one of them likes to tuck his wee little self right under the duvet and sleep snugged next to me. They all like to make cozy dens of our beds by circling around and around and pulling the duvet into a circle, they have to get it just right, every single day. They would have these fine luxury goods shredded in no time flat! Dogs, or nice things, pick one.

    So here’s what I do get: 2 queen size beds, right next to each other (the 2nd was a kid’s who didn’t take it when she went to college, score!!), Target flannel sheets (Montana, brrr) and white duvets and covers (bleach), sound machine, black out shades, a heated mattress pad on my bed (another bonus of two beds, husband sleeps hot, I sleep cold, both happy). And we get to say sexy things to each other like, *your place or mine baby?* 😉

    • Eloise says...

      Same here (except we’ve got 4)! Most days I wouldn’t trade them for all of the nice things in the world…..a handful of days, I’m tempted to trade em in for goldfish…..

    • meredith says...

      I sleep with two dogs (one 70 pounder that likes to sleep under the covers) and they also like to do the nest making thing. I have white linen sheets and a linen duvet cover. Three years old and still going strong. Linen is probably one of the strongest fabrics there is.

  17. RLG says...

    I wear a biteguard at night to prevent grinding my teeth. My husband and I jokingly refer to it as my “mouth lingerie”!

  18. Great question! Never wonder how the bed feels about me. But I will ask tonight! And I will give it a big hug and thanks!

  19. Were are 1000% Brooklinen converted! The two things my husband will happily spend money on – sheets and towels! He found a deal on Brooklinen sheets years ago during Black Friday and we’ve loved them ever since. We’ve converted all of our family too! We use the linen sheets in the summer and have a crisp white luxe set for the rest of the year. They are the best! (and they’re candles are awesome too!)

  20. Maria says...

    Do you dry them in the dryer?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, we do!

  21. Mullica says...

    I kinda am intrigued by what this little clock is the boys use to track time. I think that’s a great idea.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      we have this one, which we’ve used for a couple years:
      https://amzn.to/2CtAUEA
      it’s great!

      but now that toby can tell time, he uses our kitchen clock, too.

    • Katie Larissa says...

      Joanna, that clock is PERFECT! I’ve been so nervous about daylight savings coming up (or is it ending? I can never remember which is which,) and my boys hopping out of bed an hour earlier than they already do. People have been saying “get them a clock and tell them they can’t leave their room until a certain time, but…they’re 3 and 2! This clock is the answer!

  22. Erika S Burling says...

    I love my Brooklinen sheets, they stay fresh for so long and wash so well. I just ordered another set with your promo code – thank you!

  23. Brittany says...

    Where is your headboard from? :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      it’s the ABC Carpet & Home modernist bed, but it looks like it’s sold out/discontinued!

  24. Alyssa says...

    I had a twin bed forever, so when my mom and grandpa went in together on a queen bed for my new apartment a few years ago, I was ecstatic. And I swear, that bed is the greatest place in the world. I love my bed so much. Lately, my boyfriend and I have taken to getting cozy under all the blankets and watching shows on his laptop or tablet. It’s pretty lovely.

  25. Here in Ireland it’s cold a good 70% of the time – so my comfy bed secret is an AMAZING electric blanket – my Husband got it for me one Christmas and I don’t think I’ve ever been more floored by a gift, it was just PERFECT and I had never even thought about getting one! Won’t live without it now!

    Rebecca

    • Sasha L says...

      Rebecca, in Montana, also cold 😉
      I have a heated mattress pad. It’s such a joy!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i love that!

  26. This is such a cute post!

  27. Anne says...

    I ordered the linen and the luxe sets from Brooklinen and both sets’ fitted sheets tore within a month. For the price, I would expect them to not only last much longer, but also self-fold 😄. Back to the Macy’s sets that feel great and have yet to tear.

    • Kelli says...

      Anne, as I was checking out the Brooklinen website just now, I noticed that they have a lifetime warranty: “Our bedding is made to last through countless nights of amazing sleep. If they don’t last as long as you think they should, we’re happy to offer free exchanges and replacements.”

      Might be worth giving them a call- at this price point, I’d be unhappy with anything less than fabulous!!

    • Kate says...

      Definitely call them! We have Brooklinen sheets and one of the seams on the pilowcase came apart after 6 months. We emailed them and they apologized profusely, explained what had probably happened during the manufacturing and then promptly sent us two brand new pillowcases. The customer service was so great. Also, we love their sheets!

    • anne says...

      Thank you so much for that information! I honestly have no idea why I didn’t look into this myself, as I am usually very proactive about contacting companies when quality is less-than-stellar. I can’t wait to get replacement fitted sheets and soak up the awesomeness!

    • Elizabeth says...

      I agree. I have had the percale sheets for about a year, and I love the way they feel- so crisp and light- but they have not held up. They’ve ripped in several areas, and there are little holes in other places. Good to know they have a guarantee… Maybe I’ll contact them!

  28. Steph says...

    Would you mind sharing the source on your bedside lamps? Exactly what I am looking for!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, they’re from target!

    • Sandra says...

      Target has been doing a great job with lamps lately! We’ve gotten lamps for our room, our son’s room, and the living room and have been so happy with them!

  29. Katie says...

    You can basically see Alex doing the weird toe thing in that picture of your feet

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahaha laughing so much right now.

  30. Annie says...

    My four-year-old wakes up at least an hour before my husband and I do, and I always feel like a detective when I finally make it out of bed: “The top of the cracker box has been ripped off, so it looks like he tried to get into that first. And oh, here’s an open bag of sourdough pretzel nuggets, so that was breakfast. The construction vehicles are…in the same place they were last night. But the couch cushions are rearranged. Oh, he’s made a blanket nest there!”

  31. Emily says...

    Hi! I would love to know—is it just a regular ‘ole mouth guard or something specifically for snoring prevention? It’s hard for me to sleep next to my husband because of his snoring!!!! Thank you 😴

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i’ll ask alex! i think he ordered it online.

    • Brooke Pekula says...

      Yes, I’d love to know which mouth guard he uses too! I’m in the same boat over here!

    • Caitlin says...

      Same! Very curious! Send help!

    • Tracy says...

      My husband uses the Zyppah, a lifesaver!!!

    • Nicola says...

      I’d love to know too, 27 years of sleeping next to a very loud snorer (no guest room here) takes it’s toll! The one good thing about my daughter going away to university is that I can sleep in her bed if it gets too noisy, thank you!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      alex just told me the exact one he uses, here it is! https://amzn.to/2q3f5Ew

  32. Cynthia says...

    When our girls were little, they crawled into our bed on Saturday mornings. Right now, I have Target Threshold 100% cotten percale sheets on our bed, which we love.

    • Laura says...

      I LOVE THESE SHEETS! I use linen most of the time, but these target percale sheets are my second favorite pair. So crisp! And they wash really well too.

  33. Allegra LaViola says...

    PLEASE tell us more about the mouth guard! My husband snores (not from his nose but his throat) and it is KILLING me since the baby was born.

    THANK YOU,

    sleepless on the LES

  34. Frankie Rose says...

    This is the cutest little sponsored post ever! What a cozy bed and love your pink walls!!! We recently got linen sheets this summer… serious game changer. But WINTER IS COMING and nothing beats flannel sheets for coziness.

  35. Becky says...

    A good set of bed making essentials totally makes the difference. We have a set of seats from target that make it impossible to completely cover the corners. It takes two people and its a tug of war. This post has funny timing, I just told my husband I’m throwing that set away and picking up a new set this weekend!
    Last year we spent so much time shopping for comforters. In the end we settled on a linen duvet cover and we love it. It’s so soft and can be washed if takes on the scent of our dog haha. I’m all about easy wash pieces!

  36. Stacy says...

    I can practically hear Alex’s toe rubbing in that one photo. :D

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahahahahahahaha

  37. Amy says...

    I loved the IKEA Gaspa sheets (which are now discontinued). Super smooth and 100% cotton. Tried the Dvala sheets afterward and they were dismal; constantly wrinkly and rough. But my favourite are flannel sheets! I just put mine back on my bed for the winter last week and mmmmmm. You know how you get in bed and lay there shivering until it warms up but then can’t move because the rest of the bed is still cold? Not so with flannel sheets! The kids took turns using my fabric shaver to remove the pills when I put them on my bed this winter – they were fascinated haha! Next time: better quality flannel sheets that don’t pill ;)

    • Alex Ball says...

      LL Bean has lovely flannel sheets, and mine are unpilled after 8 years.

    • Carrie says...

      That sounds dreamy. Do they get super hot during the night though? I am always freezing to start and then I heat up like crazy once I fall asleep

    • Lisa T says...

      I LOVE my flannel sheets and finally put them on last week as it finally got cold enough. I got mine from Amazon and they don’t pull at all. In the dead of winter I even use fleece sheets!

    • Wendy says...

      I highly recommend Garnet Hill’s Signature Flannel sheets. They are made in Germany and are thicker and heavier than any flannel sheets I ever had. I wait for the 40% off sale around the holidays to help justify the cost. We use them year-round and even washing them every week, they last two years.

    • Kate says...

      I had flannel sheets for the winter for many years and recently switched to micro-fleece. Has anyone else used them? I was house-sitting for a friend and she had them on her guest bed and I just fell in love. They are so, so soft.

  38. Claire says...

    really beautiful sheets!

  39. Temme says...

    Is Toby wearing polish on his toes? My nephew who just turned four loves nail polish on his fingernails but his older sisters- not so much. 😂

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes! :)

  40. Mouthguards! I’m such a jaw-clenched. I figure my husband must really love me if he can go to bed with his wife looking like a hockey player.

    Your bed looks super cozy :)

  41. Heidi says...

    The gray sheets look great with your new pink walls!

  42. Mariana says...

    Anton is so big!
    I’m portuguese so I’m very proud to know that such quality products are made here. I just wish I could buy them (ironically, I don’t think they sell them here)!

  43. The mouthguard being romantic killed me. Isn’t it the little things? I “caught” my husband making my quesadilla last a few weeks ago so that it would be freshest when we ate dinner (because he knew that I would wait for him), and that really filled my love bucket right up.

    Quesadillas > Love Poems

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      awwwww that is so cute :)

  44. Melissa says...

    The boys are so adorable in these pics!

    I love the art work above your bed. Would you mind sharing where it is from?

  45. After reading your post on anxiety, my inner (very talkative) voice has a name – Cynthia. She’s a little quieter these days now that she’s being acknowledged. Seeing this post on bed experiences reminded me of my routine and my (now) firm conversations with C. Nighttime is so much more peaceful now. Thank you!

  46. Hannah says...

    I got brooklinen sheets on your recommendation when I moved in April to celebrate having a new apartment (new to me, I mean).

    I would like to say that I really like them, they are comfy, etc to all the things you said – but the biggest game changer for me has been that they don’t wrinkle nearly as easily as cheap sheets! I love it. I have the luxe sateen sheets, and it makes me so happy that the top edge of the sheet doesn’t get all wrinkly and I can fold it back and it looks nice without ironing (not that I ever ironed the old ones). Also, it speeds up bed making because they have the little tag inside that says “short” and “long” so you immediately know what edge to put where. It’s the little things, folks.

    Cheap sheets, of course, can also be great – pricey ones may not be worth the splurge for everyone. But, if you want to go for fancy sheets, I think these are a great option.

    • Miruska says...

      That’s what I love about them too, the fact that the edges don’t get wrinkly!!! and that the rectangular shape stays like that after washing rather than turning into a rhomboid of a sort. That way the edges will line up again when I fold the shits after multiple washings. I also like that they are a bit crinkly sounding when I get to bed but are very soft. Little things.

  47. Ellie says...

    Tell me more about this mouth guard! 1.5 years into marriage and I’m about to lose it! I wear ear plugs and have white noise, plus my hubby wears a nose strip and still I find myself restless and clenching my teeth in frustration. :(

    • Liz says...

      My husband has one. It’s expensive and has to be fitted by a dentist. It’s not comfortable but it’s the only thing that works (though it’s not 100%). This doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement but it is the thing that allows us to sleep in the same room!

    • Wink says...

      Also desperate (going on 15 plus years of broken sleep here!) to know more about Alex’s mouth guard. And, more to the point, how you kindly got him to use one without too many hurt feelings. Around here, we’ve had the “You snore, I suffer” conversation too many times to count–but unfortunately, I think my husband gets defensive, I drop the subject, and alas, it’s another so-so night of sleep. I totally, totally _get_ how Alex wearing a mouth guard is romantic for you! He’s doing it because he cares about *your* sleep. After years of trying white noise, earplugs, and sleeping on the couch, I am desperate for a better solution!!
      Also–will look into Brooklinen. I’ve been between trying them or Parachute for a while now. Honestly, the fact that our bed is such a restless place has made me not want to invest in it. Your post gives me hope on two levels!

    • Jennifer says...

      Ellie, girlfriend, your husband needs to go talk to his doctor about the snoring. So many people have sleep apnea and don’t know it. It’s usually the spouse who notices it first. As a former suffering wife, I can tell you that it was surprisingly romantic when my partner finally got it treated with a CPAP machine that he wears to bed every night. I’m so grateful to be sleeping again! Good luck!

    • Marney says...

      Super important to have him go in for a sleep study! Heavy snoring is often a symptom of sleep apnea. And untreated sleep apnea leads to all sorts of horrible things. After threatening my hubby with separate bedrooms two years into marriage, he went, was diagnosed, and got a CPAP machine. The soft white noise of the machine is a million times better than snoring!

    • Alison says...

      Chiming in to the other commenter below on sleep apnea. When we FINALLY convinced my dad to go in for a sleep study and his doctor prescribed a C-PAP machine for him – EVERYONE in our house won. My dad realized how long he’d been sleeping in such a restless way. He feels amazing and recharged with using his machine each night because he’s getting enough oxygen and not waking up in a micro way constantly. My mom is also getting WAY better sleep because the snoring is 100% gone (nose strips helped, but never solved). While I don’t live at home anymore, my dad has mentioned to me several times how he wishes he’d done this years ago. Just keep bringing up the conversation!!! Everyone wins!!

    • MJ says...

      Have him checked for sleep apnea. My husband’s snoring was out of control. His sleep quality was so poor and it was affecting his mood, work, everything. I also hit my breaking point (I was so sleep deprived) and I booked him for a sleep study. He was diagnosed with sleep apnea and got fitted for a cpap machine. For me that machine is romantic, because he hates wearing it but we both love being well rested!

    • Kelsey says...

      It’s expensive, but the Smart Nora has been our saving grace. The machine “hears” you snoring, then gently inflates a device that you put inside your pillowcase. It changes the angle of your head and stops the snoring. I even make him bring it with us on vacations!

    • Tami says...

      I’m laughing at everyone saying the CPAP is the solution to a great night’s sleep. Seriously friends, it is NO white noise machine if you’re a super light sleeper. That thing makes all of the weird, gurgling, annoying foreign breathing noises that you can imagine.
      I gave up and moved to the guest room for good before my husband was sent packing! Don’t judge, I need my sleep people.

    • Marney says...

      Tami!!! The machine and/or mask might need to be serviced or adjusted. When working properly, my husbands doesn’t make any noise. When it’s off kilter, it is incredibly annoying. We are 8+ years in with it, so I’m speaking from experience! Good luck!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      these are all such smart insights. and here’s alex’s mouth guard, for what it’s worth! :) he just got a cheap one on amazon, but you can get custom ones from the dentist, too; https://amzn.to/2q3f5Ew

  48. Cheryl says...

    My bed has never looked better than five minutes after I’ve cheerfully waved to my daughter and husband from our doorway at 7:30 am on a school day. I leave everything from breakfast exactly as it is, shuffle directly back to bed, crawl in with so much joy and fall asleep for another hour. Sometimes I’m so excited by this scenario, I have to calm down in order to fall asleep.

    Equally exciting is impatiently awaiting the return of The Fabulous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime. To me there is no more perfect show and the actress who plays Mrs. Maisel is stellar.

    • omg that extra morning hour sounds like a dream!!! And I, too, am eagerly awaiting the return of Mrs. Maisel!

  49. Di says...

    I ordered the Luxe sheet set from Brooklinen recently and have to say at that price point was a little disapointed. Going back to my trusty $70 Costco sheets which despite trying out various sheet brands is still the best sheet set I’ve ever owned.

    • Tasha says...

      I wholeheartedly second the Costco sheets!

    • Elle says...

      Which Costco sheets do you like? What about the Brooklinen sheets was disappointing. I’m tempted by them, but I don’t want to buy them if they’re not worth the money. Thanks!

  50. Sonja says...

    OMG, Anton is slaying me right now with his missing-tooth grin! And Brooklinen sheets, you’re looking better and better…