shannyn higgins



What side of the bed do you sleep on?
 

The left! The side closest to my iPhone ha ha

What’s your weirdest habit in bed? 

I always have to have at least a toe tucked in even if it’s a boiling hot night and I’m sleeping with no blankets on. I also can’t sleep if I don’t have a bottle of water next to my bed because I know I’ll wake up in the middle of the night super thirsty and it’s a long way down the stairs at 3 am!

Morning or night person? 

Moderate evening person ha ha…I’m not really a night owl or an early riser. I’m normally in bed by 10.30pm, read for 30 mins or so and out by 11-11.30. I definitely need at least 8 hours sleep so I try to wake up around 7-7.30am.

If you could invite 5 people to sit on your bed (dead or alive) who would they be? 

Keith Haring, Carl Sagan, The Buddha, Jim Morrison, Anaïs Nin.

What keeps you up at night? 

Art ideas I’m excited about (I normally have to get up and sketch them so I can get to sleep) or the usual existential crises that always seem to hit us around 11.30pm on a Sunday night. 

Favourite music to listen to in bed?

Classical, Jazz or early 60’s music like The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Beatles. I like listening to really beautiful soul moving music in bed to you can lie there staring at the ceiling pondering life. 

Do you spring out of bed or do you hit the snooze button? 

So much snooze, then Instagram scrolling, then procrastination, then staring out the window. Can take a good 30 minutes to get moving something. It’s a bad habit I’m trying to work on!



- What’s your weirdest habits in bed?

Jess - I always have to have something between my legs when I sleep - like a sheet or pillow! I also sleep talk A LOT, especially after scary movies! 

Tristan - I tape my mouth shut at night

- Morning or night person? 

Jess - Morning for sure, I’m usually passed out by 9-930 and up around 6 ready to take on the day! 

Tristian - Same as Jess asleep by 9:30 up qt 6

- If you could invite 5 people to sit on your bed (dead or alive) who would they be?

Jess - Channing Tatum (obviously just to look at), Barack Obama, Duane Johnson (also to look at), Beyonce and Paul Rudd

Tristian - Sam Yong, James Dewing, Jason Parker, Michael Duncan, Nicole Evans

- What keeps you up at night?

Tristian - Eating too much for dinner

Jess - Trissy’s snoring 

- Favourite sleeping position?

Tristian - Sleeping on my left side
Jess - Big spooning Tris or star fish on my back

- Favourite music to listen to in bed?

Tristian - I listen to binaural beats as I fall asleep (this is like white noise at a particular frequency designed to lull your brian into dec sleep brain waves)
Jess - The only thing I listen to in bed is raining nature sounds from an app, because it’s so calming

- Do you spring out of bed or do you hit the snooze button?

Tristian - I like to lie around for a solid half an hour before I roll out of bed
Jess - Spring out of bed for sure! 

- Any other random thoughts?

Jess - Tris usually sleeps nakey but was too scared to show his cute lil booty on screen hahaha



- What is your weirdest habits in bed?

My weirdest habit in bed is that I cannot deal with the blanket being on upside own or the wrong way up. 

- Morning or night person? 

I’m a night person. Sometimes I wake up angry! I generally go to sleep around 11 and wake up at 8, if I don’t have work. 

- If you could invite 5 people to sit on your bed (dead or alive) who would they be? 

Keanu Reeves - Nai Palm (from Hiyatus Koyote) - Deborah King (Shaman master) - A non-hostile alien - my boyfriend

- What do you wear to bed? 

Undies. Sometimes a t-shirt, sometimes just nakey 

- What keeps you up at night? 

Past or future social interactions keep me up at night. Often the few nights before one of my exhibitions I find it hard to get to sleep. 

- Favourite sleeping position? 

I like to lie almost on my tummy on my left side, with my right leg on a right angle, heel touching the knee of the left leg (if that makes sense) 

-  Favourite music to listen to in bed? 

Indian meditation music 

- Do you spring out of bed or do you hit the snooze button? 

I usually press snooze about 3 times before I get out of bed if I’m going to work. I used to wake up an hour and a half early so I could keep pressing snooze for longer. 

- Any other random thoughts? 

Recently I’ve turned my bedroom into a sacred space, where sometimes at night I light candles and burn incense, and lie in bed with my boyfriend telling him we are the king and queen of Egypt in our royal temple. This is partially influenced by tantra, but formed from my own desire to treat myself as a precious and majestic being.




- What’s the weirdest habits you all have?

Aiden waking up saying random shit as soon as he opens his eyes

- Morning or night people? 

Brendan both and CJ neither, but she’s definitely more evening than morning.  I’ll do midnight to 6 most days, she’ll do 10-7, sometimes earlier at both ends.

- If you could invite 5 people to sit on your bed (dead or alive) who would they be? 

Larry David, George Carlin, Beyoncé, Howard Stern, Dan Savage, Christopher Hitchens, Chris Rock, JFK, Jesus, Dave Chapelle, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Wendy Williams, Samantha Bee, Elizabeth Warren

- What do you wear to bed? 

Aiden - onesy pj’s

Christina - tank top and underwear

Brendan - shorts and tank top/tshirt 

- What keeps you up at night? 

Christina and Aiden’s snoring and tossing and turning!!!

- Fav music to listen to in bed? 

Brendan - Chilled out tunes - Air, Massive Attack, Groove Armada

Christina - nothing

- Do you spring out of bed or is it snooooooze button? 

Brendan and Aiden spring

Christina = snoooooooooooooooze several times!


- Do you have a fav pillow / blanket? 

I have a fav blue and green quilt and we all like soft fluffy pillows 


What side of the bed do you sleep on? 
- I sleep on my side but bang on in the middle of the bed! 

Any weird quirks?  
- I have to sleep with a doona, even if its 40 degrees, and not a light one, a fricken feather down! 

If you could have 5 people come for a party on your bed who would 
- Albert Einstein, David Attenbourough, Bernie Sanders, Buddha and Josh. 

What keeps you awake at night? 
MDMA or neighbours having beers. 

Any fav bed time music? 
-  Atmospheric, but i really prefer silence., as a kid i would fall asleep to Linkin Park haha 

Snooze button or straight up? 
- I’m a one snooze man. Give my self a cheeky sleep on then bang, into my day! 

Fav pillow or blanket? 
- My bed is amazing, all of it is my favourite, it has been with me for a long time!


What side of the bed do you sleep on?
- It’s funny, I have this huge bed and for some reason I always sleep in the same spot every night - on the right hand side. 

Morning or night person? 
- Total morning person - but only if I get enough sleep! 

What do you wear to bed? 
- Nothing. 

What keeps you up at night? 
- Not much… I have a habit of wearing myself out and love crashing in a warm bed! 

Fav sleeping position? 
- On my front. 

Fav music to listen to in bed? 
- Got an awesome record player a few years back and love a bit of Bob Dylan or JJ Cale in the morning followed by some sweet disco tunes. 

If you could invite 5 people to sit on your bed (dead or alive) who would they be? 
- It would have to be 5 of my best buddies to scheme a tasty breakfast plan :-) 

Do you spring out of bed or do you hit the snooze button?
- I’m a natural snoozer… so I need strategies to force myself out of bed. Right now, I put my alarm on the other side of the room so I have to actually get out of bed to turn it off. Its work for now…


What side of the bed do you sleep on? 
 K: The right side. 
B: That leaves me with the left side.


What time do you go to sleep / wake up? 
 K: I’d be in bed at 9pm each night if I could. 
 B: I’m always awake later than Kendall. I try and smash out all my bookwork and emails at night.


What do you wear to bed? 
K: A singlet or t-shirt. 
B: Nakey.


What keeps you up at night? 
K: If I’ve got a looming deadline, probably that. Otherwise not much keeps me from sleep. As soon as my head hits the pillow I’m out like a light. 
B: Mostly thinking about work; quoting I need to do, customers I need to call, what timber things need to be made.


Fav sleeping position? 
 K: Being the little spoon and curling up in a foetal position. 
B: I’m a long person, so I tend to stretch out almost horizontally across the bed.


Fav music to listen to in bed? 
K: I probably only listen to music in bed on weekend lie-ins – something old like the Stones, Dylan, Bowie. 
B: Barry White.




What side of the bed do you sleep on? 
- The middle if I am alone and I think the right side if I have company ;). 

What’s your weirdest habits in bed?
- I need to have the fan on ALL year. If I am watching a tv show in bed, I lay on my back and prop my laptop in front of pillows on my stomach. This has resulted in some face injuries. I also like to watch Game Play (people playing video games on youtube) to unwind me. 

If you could invite 5 people to sit on your bed (dead or alive) who would they be? 
- Bob Dylan to play some beautiful tunes, Emma Watson because she is the coolest human on this planet, Matt Stone and Trey Parker for the lols and tom hiddleston because I am seriously attracted/obsessed with him right now. This list could go on forever… 

What keeps you up at night? 
- Anxiety, thoughts about life. You’re brain loves to have a deep and meaningful when the lights are out and everything is quiet. 

Fav music to listen to in bed? 
- You name it… Deftones at the moment. But really depends on my mood. 



Weird quirks? 
- I have the pillow in between my legs! I also often get into bed straight after a shower still in my towel, and then accidentally nap. 

Morning or night person? 
- Not a morning person at all. It is an everyday struggle getting out of my cosy bed. My alarm is snoozed on average 6 times per morning. 

What do you wear to bed? 
- Underwear and a loose t shirt usually 

What keeps you up at night? 
- All the worries of the world! I won’t have trouble getting to sleep ever, but if there is something playing on my mind I will wake up at around 4am and wont be able to get back to sleep. 

Favourite music to listen to in bed? 
- So many! I usually have the radio on actually. 

Do you have a fav pillow or blanket?
- I love my satin sheets, but in winter, the flannelette all the way! I also have a pillow with a horse on it.



What side of the bed do you sleep on?
- The right at home.  anywhere else - the left. there is no method to this madness, it’s just the way it seems to be. 


What’s your weirdest habits in bed?
- We sleep with the fan on throughout the year, and there is no way i will ever sleep in a bed that is tucked. 
no tucking!

What do you wear to bed? 
- Generally some kind of pajamas or clothes that are too old or daggy to be worn anywhere but in bed.  

What keeps you up at night? 

- Anything and everything. Ironically, it’s mostly the fear of not falling asleep, which creates a terribly vicious cycle. 

Favourite sleeping position? 
- On my left side with one leg out of the bed sheets. 

Fav music to listen to in bed? 
- Brian Eno ‘Music for Airports’ has been helping me to fall asleep lately. 

Do you have a fav pillow / blanket / sheet?
- Neither of the above but i have a toy minion that is better than any pillow / blanket / sheet could hope to be. 



Any weird quirks? 
- I build a pillow fort. Two pillows under my head and one on each side. It is like having a big and little spoon all at once. #singlelife. 


If you could invite 5 people to sit on your bed who would they be? 
- Samantha, Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Stanford or my SATC equivalents. .Cosmos, Marlboro’s and Vogue in bed. 


What do you wear to bed? 
- I like to wear a big t-shirt and grandma undies. No socks. I used to wear socks until I lost them all. They all turned up at the end of my bed, where the sheet meets the bedframe. 


What keeps you up at night? 
- Anxiety. The future. The thought of needles in my eyeballs. 


Fav sleeping position? 
- Knee hitched over one of the pillows, half on the front and on the side. Hand almost under the pillow, but not all the way because I always wake up with a dead arm. 



What’s your weirdest habits in bed?
- I have to sleep with the TV on so I set a timer on the TV and turn the volume pretty low. I also have to have like at least 4 pillows, I can’t sleep with just one. I am also a pretty intense drooler haha 

Morning or night person? 
- I am definitely a night owl, I can stay up super late and not really be tired. I find it’s when I am most creative as well which is weird. I usually got to sleep at like midnight and I’m awake no later than 7:30am. 

If you could invite 5 people to sit on your bed who would they be? 
- Kurt Cobain, John Mayer, Kehlani, Kathleen Hanna, Matty Healy from The 1975 

What keeps you up at night? 
- A simple answer would be something like money or thinking about what I have to do the next day, or a song idea that I’m wrestling with whether to get up and write it down or see if I remember it in the morning but sometimes I can’t sleep because I’m too busy trying to figure out how I can achieve all the things I want to achieve in life. 

Fav music to listen to in bed? 
- Jarryd James, DVSN or Deftones 

Do you spring out of bed or do you hit the snooze button? 
- Depends how late I am hah but definitely hit the snooze button a couple times. I set 2 alarms an hour apart, one so that I am sort of awake but then go back to sleep in order to feel like I got to sleep in and the second is the “you gotta get up now or you.

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