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The Morning Questionnaire: Laura Klein

Laura Lynn Klein from organicauthority.com
With Laura Klein of OrganicAuthority.com and EcoSalon.com.

At Savvy Rest we’re very curious about sleep—and about people, too. From time to time, we ask interesting folks these questions for a peek at how others sleep…even what they’re dreaming about.

How did you feel when you woke up this morning?
I felt a little tired because I had a hard workout yesterday. So when I got up I was fatigued.

Can you remember a dream fragment?
I was in my home state, Colorado, where I grew up…my husband was there too, which was interesting because I didn’t know him at that point. The dream was a cross between my childhood and current life. It’s common for me to dream of my childhood in Colorado, or of being there now with my husband. I’ll have crazy dreams, like I might be skiing and go over a knoll and suddenly I’m flying over the mountains. I look down, all the mountains are below me, and I start to wonder how I’m going to get down…then I wake up!

What’s the first thing you did when you got up (after the bathroom)?
I always drink a full glass of water to wake up my body—to wake up the kidneys and get everything moving. I usually find water more energizing than coffee or tea, rehydrating my body. Drinking coffee or something harsh feels kind of like slamming the system. I feel really energized when I drink lemon water—plain water gets boring. Or orange or lime or tangerine.

What do you like most about mornings?
When I go to bed early and wake up feeling completely energized—I love that feeling! A lot of things have to go correctly for that to happen to me, though—such as I ate right the day before, didn’t go to bed too late, and stayed hydrated.

What do you like least?
Getting up when I haven’t had enough sleep. I’m a person who requires at least eight hours. Sometimes I’ll try to push that boundary but I’ve realized my body just isn’t built to handle it. No matter how much I work out, take supplements or eat right…I still need my eight.

If you could change one thing about your bedroom, what would it be?
I’d add a walk-in closet.

When was the best sleep you’ve ever had?
Going to sleep as a child and knowing the comfort of my parents putting me to bed, and not being worried about anything. Just being present and having no worries. My mind wasn’t going, I have to do this, I have to do that, did I pay that bill….

The worst?
Whenever I’ve had too much coffee, stayed up too late, or gotten up too early. That used to happen a lot in my former career when I was working such long hours—there was a lot of demand. We still have that now, but it’s better!

What would you like to hear to tuck you in, other than “Night-night”?
The first thing that comes to mind is “I love you.” I believe in the power of love and have a lot of respect for it.

About Laura Klein
Laura is the co-founder and publisher of Organic Authority LLC, the company behind leading lifestyle sites OrganicAuthority.com and EcoSalon.com — and a chef who loves creating recipes. Originally from Colorado, she lives in L.A. with husband (and co-founder) John Klein, and dogs Truffle and Bamboo. Every winter, she returns to the Rockies to ski the back bowls of Vail. Her motto? “Live deliciously.”
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