Shannyn Higgins

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What side of the bed do you sleep on? 

When I’m away I stay furthest from the door because I’m a wimp and assume this will give me extra time to escape baddies. At home I move around a lot so its just wherever I land. 

What’s your weirdest habits in bed?

 I watch reality shows on my iPad and eat fruit, I need all the cupboards shut to sleep easy, no lights (cant handle a clock, or ambient glow from any devices) but I do burn a candle sometimes because I love sandlewood, have to have moisturised feet and hands, nothing too crazy (I dont think!). Probably the fruit is the weirdest, I’m a real fruit bat.When Gary (cat) is home we have the routine that he taps on my bedroom door when its time for me to get up for work. I like it because I don’t need the alarm set - he knows the exact minute I should be awake!!

Morning or night person? 

 Night, mornings are the worst. I’m all over the place though, sometimes I’mm up until 1, others I’m in bed at 930. Go figure. I don’t get up until I have to. 

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

Probably Elvis. I love his movies! Not bothered to have anyone else - I love my own company. 

What do you wear to bed?

 Love me a silky camisole, jocks and a tshirt or just a sports bra. In the winter I often wear a hoodie, if I have training in the morning I sometimes wear my sports gear to bed so i can sleep to the last possible second. 

What keeps you up at night?

NOTHING. Sleep is king.  Actually, caffeine can be a bastard but I love it. And I don’t do jetlag well at all. But my thoughts never keep me awake!

Fav sleeping position?

Side, curled up hugging a pillow - but I’m trying to get into sleeping on my back. I always have mountains of pillows around me or a heavy blanket - I like feeling the weight of them. In the summer i always have to have a sheet regardless of how hot it is, but I just keep my legs hanging out the side of the bed to stay cool.

Fav music to listen to in bed?

 If I want to sleep I put on Mozart - for some reason it gets me dead to the world. Otherwise Odette, Powderfinger, Kingswood, Maggie Rogers and Lorde are all on high rotation. 

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

 I set two or three alarms and i snooze them all… I need an army to get me up. Every day I outweigh whether its reasonable to quit my job in order to stay in just five more minutes…

Do you have a fav pillow/ blanket/sheet?

No, but I can’t handle not having a top sheet… who sleeps just with a doona cover!? Crazy. I’m also a sucker for a silk pillowcase. Once you get through the initial icy chill of that sucker it is the BEST. 

Any other random thoughts?

No, other than when I’m travelling I dream about my own bed, I just love it, I can spend all my free time there. I love being away but this home bird always is happiest back in my little nest!