Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Sleep Wars

Funny things sometimes happen while attempting to get a good night's sleep in a bed occupied by two people who prefer somewhat different sleeping environments.

Lately, we have been experiencing challenges which have resulted in experiments related to using different bed spreads and duvets to find the right combination of room temperature and covers.

The other night resulted in a classic battle between hot and cold.

At one point, Chris decided that she was cold and summarily made off with all of the covers that I had been using. Result: I was awake trying to figure out where everything was. Moments later she was too hot and all of the covers came sailing back my way.

The funniest thing happened at one point when the pillow I was wrapped around suddenly was removed and replaced with her body--now that is not a bad thing in and of itself--but it is only temporary until my body heat warms the area and she becomes too hot again and moves off leaving me without both her and my pillow.

Last night was better--we opted for heavier covers and a fan. I don't like the fan but we arrange it so that it does not blow on me.

Still--the sleep challenges can result in a less than restful night.

And I am often the innocent bystander in the war on sleep.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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