Nightcap Q&A With Dexter Weber

Dexter Weber with Mimsy and Wade.
Dexter Weber with Mimsy and Wade.

Dexter Weber is the president of Logicdata North America — an Austrian-based adjustable furniture and component manufacturer. Living in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he joined Logicdata in 2015 in sales and marketing before moving into a leadership role. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring new restaurants, homebrewing, exercising, spending time outdoors, going to concerts, spending time with friends and family, and traveling with his wife.

BedTimes: Tell us about your bedtime routine. 

Dexter Weber: I make sure the bedroom is cooler an hour or so before going to bed. My wife Hannah and I usually make some herbal tea and have a light snack before heading up to bed. Once in bed, we will dim the lights and use our adjustable base to get comfortable. We’ll watch a short TV show to unwind followed by some reading before we go to sleep.

BT: What do you never do before bed?

DW: I avoid coffee or caffeinated tea after lunch to allow myself some better sleep.

BT: How many hours of sleep do you typically get?

DW: With my sleep routine I usually get six to seven hours of sleep. With some travel and global meetings this time can fluctuate.

BT: Pets in the bed — yay or nay? 

DW: We have two dogs — a dachshund/labradoodle mix, Mimsy, and a Labrador mix, Wade. The Labrador likes to sleep in his own bed. Our dachshund sometimes chooses her own bed, but most nights prefers to be in our bed.

BT: Barefoot or socks?

DW: Barefoot. I tend to sleep on the warm side.

BT: What’s on your nightstand? 

DW: A lamp, a glass of water, my phone and my smartwatch.

BT: Are you a napper? 

DW: Usually, when I’m up, I’m up and too awake to nap. While I would love to nap more, the only time it really works for me is if I’m sick.

BT: What are your best sleep tips?

DW: The best tip is to pay attention to your routine and find out what works best for you — but be as consistent as you can. I prefer to have a cool room, blackout shades, limit screentime before bed and have some sort of white noise going on in the background (I use my air purifier for this). Regular exercise is a great way to also ensure a good night of sleep.

BT: What are your secrets for getting a good night’s sleep while traveling?

DW: For traveling, I find it best to try to stick with the time zone you are traveling to when planning to go to bed. I also always bring an eye mask to help keep the room dark as some hotels don’t have the best light-blocking curtains. I set the room to be on the cooler side if it has air conditioning. Lastly, I recommend some melatonin to help adjust to the time zone.

BT: Is there anything else you would like to share? 

DW: Stress can really impact your sleep quality and sleep impacts the rest of your day. Take time to relax and de-stress with something you enjoy each day.

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