Looking for recommendations for books about bedtime or ending with the character(s) asleep. My not-quite-two-year-old seems to actively get much sleepier when we read bedtime orientated books. Goodnight Little Bear
and Goodnight Moon
have both worked to help calm him down for bedtime, and I'd like a bit more variety in my night time book repertoire. [more inside]
posted by HMSSM
on Dec 3, 2013 -
So, our five year old climbed into bed last night because she was seeing things: butterflies, then puff balls, then crickets everywhere. She said that she knew they weren't real, but she was sufficiently freaked out that she was afraid to put her feet on the bed, and got very upset. Turning on the light helped them go away, and so she eventually fell asleep with the light on. She seemed awake the whole time this was happening. Is this something to be concerned about? Should I take her to a doctor?
posted by anonymous
on Oct 16, 2013 -
I've been racking my brain trying to remember a book I liked when I was a kid. As I recall it was a small chapter book, with a reading level somewhere in the 2nd - 3rd grade range. It was about a group of forest animals, and I think most or all of them were nocturnal. The main one was a flying squirrel. [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias
on Sep 24, 2013 -
I'm looking for paintings, sketches, and other visual art that features the moon. Show me your favorite moon-related imagery!
posted by aaanastasia
on Sep 13, 2013 -
I have an annoying tendency to go to bed very late, like 3 or 4 am and wake up at lunch hour. I've tried to change this by getting used to wake up when the sun comes up but I'm always breaking this habit and going back to sleep with the windows covered. I think I got this annoying habit because I procrastinate during the day and when the day comes to an end I don't want to go to bed because I didn't do what was most important during the day. So I try to do that important thing until like 4 am and them go to sleep. I want to break this cycle but it's so difficult!
posted by tsuwal
on Jul 21, 2013 -
During the Civil War era, what kind of signals guided intercity trains traveling at night? [more inside]
posted by LonnieK
on May 27, 2013 -
I keep good sleep hygiene. I have herbal tea and a warm bath/shower an hour before bed. I take 50-75 mg of Benedryl (or equivalent) every night. I'm still only sleeping 3-4 hours a night. I can't take Ambien because it makes me sleepwalk. Ideas?
posted by kamikazegopher
on Mar 30, 2013 -
I have been driving a lot more these days and have come across rather curious situations on the road, involving pedestrians and abandoned / malfunctioning vehicles. Wondering who would be at fault if something were to happen. [more inside]
posted by ditto75
on Dec 7, 2012 -
I walk to and from work down residential streets. It's dark, especially in Winter. Evidently I walk faster than most other pedestrians as I'm often passing them, not vice-versa. Is there a way to reassure these other pedestrians that I am not hurrying up behind them to rob/murder/kidnap them? [more inside]
posted by TangoCharlie
on Dec 6, 2012 -
So, I would like to start reading some books lying down in my bed at night. The biggest problem I have with it is holding the book properly. I usually hold it in one hand using my fingers to constantly to hold the pages from collapsing or applying pressure to sides of the book to keep it open. It is super annoying as some of you traditional book readers must have faced. I am not sure if this is a problem for e-book readers but I can imagine it to be lot more convenient. So I am looking for a small light weight book stand that is operated with ONE HAND. Please suggest any. Thanks!
posted by SoltanG
on Nov 20, 2012 -
I'm leaving my 7 month old baby with his other mom for three days. This will be the first time I'm away from him for longer than a couple of hours, and the first time I won't be able to nurse him. I am really anxious about this. What can I do to help this go as smoothly as possible, and keep me sane? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman
on Nov 9, 2012 -
What are some jobs / workplaces / industries where people work 2nd shift (afternoon-midnight)? [more inside]
posted by ditto75
on Nov 1, 2012 -
I'm a recent transplant and need a new local haunt. Does anyone know of any good homey bars in the Boston or Cambridge area? [more inside]
posted by FatRabbit
on Oct 15, 2012 -
I am an adult with fear of the dark, along with other anxiety problems. I hate driving in the dark, even on streets with streetlights (I even hesitate to ride in the car at night) and feel panicky in dark rooms. I sleep with a nightlight, but wish it didn't feel like a necessity, and with fall coming, I dread the long nights ahead. Beyond therapy (which I have tried for my other problems and cannot currently afford) are there any methods of coping with this?
posted by juniper
on Sep 6, 2012 -
Are women actually at more risk of violence than men at night? I'm looking for crime statistics and well supported research (such as reports and journal articles) on violence (such as muggings, assault, etc ) and gender. [more inside]
posted by ninjablob
on Aug 6, 2012 -
Grad Night Party question. 95 high school grads, on our way to the first of two secret venues. We have an hour to kill at a nearby school. We have ice cream, cupcakes, cookies. It will be dark. What do you suggest to make it more fun? This is a no drinking, no drugs, kids on buses, with chaperones event. We have a few 100$ to spend. Oh, it's this Tuesday.
posted by jennstra
on Jun 6, 2012 -
Sorry in advance for the length. We are in our 20's and I am 4 years older than him. I just got out a ltr and he has never been in one. We met in school, flirted and emailed almost daily. I was playing it cool and he seemed to be warming up to me but once break came around he cooled off. For a month I found myself chasing him - initiating all contact and eventually he said he wasn't looking for anything serious. That was ok with me! I proposed going to see him and he said he was "game". We slept together and I was pleased... twice (very considerate lover). I think he might've wanted a bj but he didn't specifically ask for one - and I thought I'd save that for the next time. [more inside]
posted by soooo
on Mar 2, 2012 -
Have any of you with night owl tendencies successfully made the transition into becoming morning larks? How do you deal with the social aspect of that transition? Do you get up at 6 on the weekdays but stay up till 3 on the weekends? Or do you sort of have to give that up?
posted by Busoni
on Feb 10, 2012 -
I'd like to invite myself to see an old friend, without actually inviting myself. how to do it without looking like an inconsiderate boob? [more inside]
posted by camdan
on Dec 4, 2011 -
I'm experiencing strange visual effects on the edge of sleep. Hypnogogic hallucinations or neurological issues? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar
on Dec 1, 2011 -
As I head into the darkness of winter in Northern England, I'm starting to notice the same pattern I suffered from last year...sleeping even less than I normally do (4-6 hours instead of 6-7). I'm not even sleepy or remotely tired until 2, 3, sometimes even 4 am, when I force myself to fall asleep. I wake up at 8 or 9 (sometimes earlier). What could be happening here, physiologically or otherwise? If it's related to the lack of sun/light, how does that even work? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Nov 20, 2011 -
Should I get Last Night on Earth
? Have you tried both? Which should I get and why? [more inside]
posted by Iteki
on Sep 19, 2011 -
I'll be in Amsterdam from 8pm until 8am over a Sunday night in October. What should I do? Will any museums be open? Is there a literary section of town? Best place to eat a late dinner?
posted by Toekneesan
on Sep 17, 2011 -
[AviationFilter]I live in a medium-sized college town in central VA. Starting at about 8:30pm (and continuing as of this post at 9:46pm), we have had two smaller prop planes buzzing our neighborhood. We do live within a half-mile of the airport. These planes are flying at less than 1000 ft. What is the "cut-off" time for this kind of thing? [more inside]
posted by kuanes
on Aug 2, 2011 -
Feel disgusted and don't know how I can live with myself after drunken one night stand. [more inside]
posted by aprilc34
on Jul 16, 2011 -
Visiting San Francisco next week. Would it be safe to walk down 9th Ave (from Lake St.), through the Richmond District, to Golden Gate Park and back, in the early evening and then back around 10:00 after attending the Nightlife event at the Academy of Sciences? Any advice about this event? Is it ridiculously crowded?
posted by gidja
on Apr 10, 2011 -
Help organising a hen do in London needed!
I need to organise a hen do, in London (UK). The slight catch is that it's in two weeks' time and I have no idea what to do. Hoping the hive mind can come to my rescue! [more inside]
posted by cmarie
on Mar 4, 2011 -
Whenever I finally turn out the lights and get in bed, I immediately get a bit upset and sad over the things I could be doing. Perhaps not quite sad, but this feeling of emptiness. What do you do at night before bed to feel good about going to sleep when you could be doing so many other productive things? [more inside]
posted by lakerk
on Feb 27, 2011 -
DepressionFilter: I'm on meds and am in talk therapy. However, I tend to fall apart on weekends and at night. What coping strategies might I try in order to help with the downness that comes with nights and weekends? [More info, including potential factors and meds schedule, inside.] [more inside]
posted by sperose
on Feb 21, 2011 -
My spouse has having problems going to sleep and staying that way for as long as we've been together. We've found a few things on Dr. Wikipedia, but wanted to get the hive mind's opinion. [more inside]
posted by fireoyster
on Feb 7, 2011 -
So we have a cat. He came with the house, and probably not the cat we would have picked for ourselves, but now he's ours and we love him. However he's recently added a new behavioral problem to a list of behavioral problems that isn't as short as all that: From 3 in the morning onwards he wanders the house and meows constantly. [more inside]
posted by Artw
on Oct 22, 2010 -
Is there an inn or bed-and-breakfast somewhere in the Southwestern USA with the distinguishing feature that (some of) its rooms' ceilings are largely or entirely glass (or, at least, contain enormous skylights)? [more inside]
posted by hoople
on Oct 21, 2010 -
Whenever it's dark outside, my brain starts winding down for the day. This is fine in the summer, but right about this time of year it starts to suck a little. How can I get going in the evenings? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby
on Sep 21, 2010 -
French Movie Name.
I just can't remember the name of that french movie, it's happens entirely in one night in all over Paris. There was a football (soccer) match, some guys were watching it on a TV in the street, the guy or someone near him broke it and they wanted to kill him and the movie went all insane going all over the place and all over Paris with people getting killed all over the place (for what I can remember).
posted by zouhair
on Sep 18, 2010 -
What do *You* do/what are your thoughts after having an "amazing" one night stand with someone you met through an online dating site? I put that adjective in quotes because maybe I'm the only one who thought so... [more inside]
posted by patientpatient
on Sep 7, 2010 -
It's 23:00 / 11:00PM. I'm in London, near St. Pauls. Where can I eat right now? Nothing fancy, just something to get a decent late casual dinner. Takeaway or delivery is fine (or even preferred), and totally flexible on cuisine. A good curry or Kebab shop would be idea. I don't mind taking a taxi or the tube, but I don't want to be out all night. Any ideas?
posted by true
on Aug 11, 2010 -
What are your recommendations for 1] headphones I can wear to bed and 2] an alarm clock that will vibrate and wake me up? [more inside]
posted by Solomon
on Jul 22, 2010 -
I'm taking up commuting by cycle, heading home after midnight. Winter is coming in, and I need some way to stop my face from freezing in the cold night air. I tried wrapping a wool scarf around my nose and mouth, but it was uncomfortable and kept coming loose and falling down. Is there a better way?
posted by WhackyparseThis
on Jun 14, 2010 -