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More and more of us go to bed too late because of sleep procrastination. What are the nighttime rituals that keep you up before finally dozing off?

I recognize that I am incredibly lucky in the sleep department; if I want to go to sleep, all I need to do is get comfortable, close my eyes and off to sleep I go. I know that my ability to go to sleep is a luxury that apparently, if I listen to the almost constant barrage of commercials dedicated to sleep remedies, few ever know.

Having qualified my relationship with sleep; I confess that I am guilty of sleep procrastination at times. I love my t.v and there are times when my husband and I have a lot of catching up to do with our favorite programs so instead of rolling over to sleep, I make the conscience decision to stay awake to catch up with my stories. I have noticed that playing my favorite card games on my iPad is the easiest way that I can stay awake to finish watching my shows. I know this because the minute that I put away my iPad away to charge overnight. I inevitably fall asleep even as I fight against it.

All of the other things that may impede other people from sleeping such as light, noise, movement don’t bother me at all. The only physical thing that can get in the way of falling asleep is if I am too hot, like sweating hot or shivering cold, other then that sleep is never far away.

I have been woken up by my stomach being empty on occasion and all that it takes is a quick bite and I can fall back to sleep very easily. Which brings me to the sad thought that there are so many who sleep poorly each and every night because they are poverty stricken and either suffer from being too hot, too cold and/or going to bed hungry.

In a more just world, I am sure that we would come together as a society to work on eradicating those horrendous living conditions so that everyone can at least fall asleep in a comfortable environment with their hunger assuaged. That is my wish for the world.