With Alba Ramos of SunKissAlba, a natural beauty and lifestyle blog.
Savvy Rest is very curious about sleep—and about people, too. From time to time, we ask interesting folks these questions to give you a peek at how others sleep...
What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
A normal thing for me is to drink water. I’ve gotten into the habit of forcing myself to drink water as the first thing that goes into my body.
Would you consider yourself a morning person, or are you more of a night owl?
I used to consider myself a night owl, and I do feel like I’m more awake at night naturally, but because I’m a mom, I don’t have that option. I have to get up when my kid is up, but I wish I could sleep in. I like the feeling though of being up early and getting things done and not having that laziness holding you back. I feel like I’m more myself and energized at night, but I force myself to be a morning person as well.
Do you have a favorite food you like to eat for breakfast?
Right now I’m a smoothie person. It’s super quick and simple. I just add either coconut milk or almond milk and add some fruit in there. I’m trying to workout more often and I don’t like to workout on a full stomach, so that’s my go-to right now. Also, smoothie bowls—those are really cool because I can add chia seeds and fruit on top.
I see beautiful photos of smoothie bowls on my Instagram feed—they look so good!
Sometimes I make the ugly looking ones, but sometimes they taste better than the ones that look really appealing!
If you could change one thing about your bedroom, what would it be?
I would say more windows because I love a lot of light. And not that we don’t have good light, but I just think you don’t need a lot of decor [with light]. It’s part of being minimalist and having just an airy, bright-looking room. It just makes everything look better when you have this really nice sunshine coming in. I could also add more plants if I had more light.
Do you remember the best sleep you’ve ever had?
It’s usually when I’m sick because I feel so tired that I need the sleep. They say your body recovers and heals as you sleep. It’s bittersweet because I don’t want to be sick.
On an airplane—I’m one of those people who can’t sleep on an airplane. I try to avoid the red eye flights, but sometimes I have to take them. It’s the worst when you have a middle seat.
Do you remember a recent dream?
I don’t always remember my dreams, but I did have a really weird dream last week. It was just me and my son walking, and there was as baby laying in the street. I had the baby in my hands, and I didn’t recognize the baby. It wasn’t a newborn—the baby was probably almost a year old. I picked up the baby and my son wasn’t there anymore. I started freaking out in the dream, and I was calling his name—he had run away or something. I guess it’s a mom fear.