Steem Basic Income Giveaway (Sleep….)

Thanks to everyone who tried to give an answer for the [“What defines you”](https://steemit.com/alldutchenglish/@bengy/steembasicincomegiveawaywhatdefinesyou-5bwkmoba4m) post from last week. It was a tricky question, and one that I always try to answer for myself as it is quite caught up in how happy we tend to be with ourselves and our current lot in life! There were lots of interesting answers!

Anyway, onwards to the next curious question! As a parent (which is not really a new experience…), I have come to the horrible acceptance that my sleep patterns are not really within my total control. I learnt much more about natural sleep patterns over the last year or so, and there are interesting ideas that our current “un-natural” way of a long sleep in the night is not really that normal for us. However, to do otherwise doesn’t really fit into the modern world so much!

Also, I’ve been reading about studies of night shift workers and those who change rapidly between night and day shifts and how that really impacts health… so, all of this has led me to wonder how other people’s sleep patterns are in comparison to mine!

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My Question

1. What are your sleeping habits/patterns/preferences? Are you a deep sleeper? A napper?

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My sample answer

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I am definitely more a morning person than a night owl, and I’ve always suffered quite heavily if I didn’t get my eight hours of nightly sleep! However, I’ve always been able to nap pretty much anywhere if I’m tired, plane, train, car, floor… mid rehearsal…. I get woken easily by the sunrise, and I’m a pretty light sleeper in general!

So… since I’ve had kids, I’ve had pretty much constantly interrupted nights, although, that has taken a turn for the better in the last few months! Both our kids were terrible sleepers as babies, and the older one took ages (until around 4..) before she stopped waking us up in the night! Adding in the fact that if I’m touring with work, I tend to be lucky if I get 6 hours of sleep before travelling and moving on towards the next town.

Which means that my sleep patterns until very recently have been broken nights, with a nap in the daytime (which usually means that I end up sleeping later in the evening… which means getting a shorter night… rinse and repeat!). These naps are generally about 20-30 minutes and really could happen anywhere (by choice! I’m not that far gone yet!). If I’m at home, it will be on the bed or on the couch while the kids are playing… if I’m touring, it will be in the green room before the concert, or perhaps on the bus or plane!

Which did lead to a slightly funny situation last month. Just before a concert, the local paper had sent out a photographer to take shots of the musicians in the backstage before the concert. There were various people doing make-up or practicing or reading… and there was one of me asleep with my head on a desk! Interestingly enough, it didn’t make the cut!

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Rules

1. Upvote if you want, it increases the payout and then I can hopefully sponsor more people.
2. Resteem is NOT neccessary, but the more people see this, the more the people will be likely to be sponsored.
3. In the comments, answer as best as you can the questions that are posed in the “My Questions”!
4. I have added a small Steem-Bounty to the post, so that everyone who replies with a valid entry will get something back. If I give your post a small upvote, it is valid (also, subscribe to @dustsweeper for maximum benefit!).
5. I will be sponsoring as many people as this post pays out in liquid SBD/STEEM. Also I will kick in at least the required amount to round up to the full number. Winner is by random generator after a shortlisting of quality comments!

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Steem Basic Income

One of the first communities that I came in contact with at the beginning of my time at Steemit was @steembasicincome. As a author starting out on your fresh new Steemit account, Steemit can be a daunting and lonely place to be. OFten, it can feel like you are posting into an abyss with no one listening and with no ability to grow out of the situation. A share of Steem Basic Income gives you a guaranteed vote on one post a day, thus giving you a small but over time cumulative support to your account to help grow you out of your initial wilderness!

With this post, I want to help sponsor people who might not even have the spare 1 STEEM that is required for registration. So, when this post pays out, I will sponsor people depending on the payout of this post. Basically, I will round up the SBD payout from this post and then that will be the number of people I will sponsor. (So, if the payout is 2.3 SBD, I will sponsor 3 people). OF course, this is not simply an altruistic move, as the sponsor of a Steem Basic Income share also gets a share, so it is a great way to help others whilst helping yourself!

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Last week’s winners

The [last post](https://steemit.com/alldutchenglish/@bengy/steembasicincomegiveawaywhatdefinesyou-5bwkmoba4m) paid out 0.009 SBD and 2.849 STEEM in liquid earnings. So, that would make 3 shares.

The winners by random draw are:

@simonjay

@guchtere

@improv


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