Tip # 198: Choose your own adventure.
James and I know from sleeping in slightly unconventional spaces (a storage loft, a living room) but for the first time in six years, we’re sleeping every night in a room that’s ours alone. (Mostly, anyway.)
The room we sleep in is technically a pass-through of a space connecting the front and rear of the apartment and bounded on either side by a pair of French doors that we keep open during our waking hours and close up again at night. (Here’s the layout for anyone who would like to see.)
I imagine that originally the room was some kind of parlor or sitting room and not designed for sleeping, but as far as asking rooms to do double-duty goes, this has felt like a reasonable request. A bedroom, especially for parents of young children, is little used during the day. This particular room is without any windows of its own and so it’s dim enough that it’s not the first place we might gravitate toward in the daylight hours anyway. Hallway by day; bedroom by night? A room is what you make it!
What are your sleep situations like these days?