Night 5

Continued using a thicker pillow. Not such a great night sleep. Turned to my side for a bit. Next thing and I’m sleeping on my front. It was hard to go back to sleeping on my back. I can see some advantages to this sleeping position, however. With all the motorbike riding, my face gets dry and I need moisturizer. Sleeping on my back means the cream doesn’t end up in the pillow. I woke up with a much better looking face skin. I can also imagine myself wearing a sleeping mask or lucid dreaming mask comfortably.

Previous steps: Bought the 2 pillows from John Lewis

Next steps: Don’t allow myself to sleep on the side. It’s too tempting to roll and sleep on my front

Night 4

Tried a taller pillow. Worked better. Turned to my side multiple times. Slept OK. Feeling sleepy.

Previous steps: I saw 2 pillows online at John Lewis that seemed good for this experiment. Going to get a soft/medium pillow and a medium/hard pillow

Next steps: Buy pillows online from John Lewis

Night 3

Woke up multiple times and slept on my side for a bit. Woke up relaxed but not very rested.

Previous steps: There are pillows for sale for people who sleep on their backs at John Lewis.

Next steps: I’m buying a new pillow and see if it supports my head better. Hopefully it’ll be less tempting to sleep on my side. Every time I’m on my side, it’s very tempting to turn again and sleep on my front.

Night 2

Not a bad night, but I did wake up a few times. It seems to be easier to wake up when belly up. It makes a huge difference on my shoulders though. Much more relaxed. I can also get out of bed faster.

Previous steps: I did monitor my position when waking up in the middle of the night and managed to keep my back on the bed most of the time. Sometimes I fell asleep on the side but always returning later to my back on the bed. I used a fluffier pillow to support the head. Better and easier to maintain the back in bed position.

Next steps: Find a fluffier pillow to support the head.

Night 1

I want to sleep on my back because I read in a couple of credible medical texts this is the best position for the back and shoulders. With so much motorbike riding, my back does need some rest and my shoulders are often tense and/or aching. This is certainly worth a try.

First nigh falling asleep on my back. It looks like I fell asleep without knowing. I only noticed I was sleeping when my wife came to bed. Can’t really remember in what position I woke up in.

Next steps: Register if I woke up sleeping on my back or not

Sharpening and reusing razor blades

I’ve always wanted to use a disposable razor that I could sharpen on my own. I usually find that the lifespan of a disposable razor is really short. I found this video and I’ll try the method for 12 weeks and see if it really works: http://youtu.be/5ADaRIqy0Dc

This is my initial set up, with a few tweaks of my own:

  1. Remove the dry shaving balm strip. It deceives the senses when it comes to blade performance because the blides slide better with the balm. I want to keep the experience as consistent as possible, so I removed the balm with a tiny screwdriver
  2. Keep the blade in olive oil. This prevents the blade from rusting and if any hairs are trapped in the blades, it will come off
  3. Do 50 sharpening strokes before and after using the disposable razor, as per the original video

Next steps: Get a new blade, prepare it and start apllying the method