What do you do when you're not sleeping, i.e., what's your day job?
Former fullback for the Green Bay Packers; currently an entrepreneur.
How many hours of sleep do you typically get each night?
Unfortunately, my hours of sleep vary. Typically, I wake up after three hours due to discomfort. Getting more than four hours straight would be wonderful.
What is your normal sleeping position?
My normal position is on my back. I wear a CPAP machine because I've been diagnosed with sleep apnea so I find myself rolling to try to find a comfortable position with my mask. Sometimes I find myself on my stomach, but at the end of the day, it's whichever position allows me to have the most comfort and get consistent sleep.
What's on your nightstand?
My CPAP machine, a bottle of water and a picture of my kids.
What is the one thing you have to do or have before you can go to sleep?
Make sure my bladder is empty, and try to make sure the room is completely quiet.
What do you love about your bedroom?
I can control the light. I have big curtains so I can make it as dark as possible. The least bit of light stimulates me and I wake up.
What do you do if you can't sleep?
Sometimes I do the typical flipping through the channels, just to find something that hopefully bores me enough that I'll fall asleep. I will read. I try to write on my to-do list so that I know that I have it ready for myself the next morning so it's not causing my mind to continue to work.
Do you remember your dreams?
Because of my regular sleep, I typically do not dream. That's what I'm trying to work on, and the doctors have talked about getting me to the point where I'm sleeping deeply enough that dreams are possible. Because of all the different things I'm dealing with right now, I'm not sleeping consistently and I'm not dreaming.