We've had some sleep-themed threads lately, so it got me wondering: where and how do we all sleep?
For me, where: a king-size sleep number bed topped with thick memory foam, a heated mattress pad (in winter), and nice sheets. How: flat on my back, five minutes after I switch off my lamp, I am a granite rock dropped into the deepest, darkest well. I wake in precisely the same position, bedclothes undisturbed.
It can sometimes take me a good hour to drop off, or longer. Always on my front. I know this sounds bad but I can't STAND going to sleep "cuddling". In theory I like the idea, in reality, after 5 mins I'm thinking "God it's hot/really want to move my leg/scratch my foot"... given the other half can drop off in about 7 seconds (I HAVE counted) it's like being enveloped in a dead weight. I also wake having seemingly not moved, with covers in place. And apparently I'm a REALLY quiet sleeper.
My husband can go from having a conversation with me to dead asleep in 5 seconds. Depending on the day, it typically takes me 30 minutes on a good day to several hours. I am also a restless sleeper and toss and turn and take blankets off and put blankets back on throughout the night. I also normally sleep like the dead; I rarely dream. If I fall asleep easily, I wake easily. It's really dumb.
It's a threesome for us every night: hubby, me, and Fluffy, our sixteen-year old cat. We deliberately downsized to a full bed from a queen--we call if "forced snuggling." We're both tall-- he's 6 ft. and I'm 5 ft. 11-- but slender, so it all works out. Cozy flannel sheets in cold weather and old-fashioned crisp cotton sheets in summer. No fancy bedspread, though, due to surprise discoveries of cat vomit from the aforesaid Fluffy.
Side sleeper. Can not sleep on my back, ever. Makes me feel vulnurable. Mattress is a queen size pillow top and sheets with at least three hundred thread count. (I get mine on clearance at TJ Maxx!) On top is a heavy quilt (in winter), followed by one to two blankets. My black cat has to be either between my legs or laying next to one of my legs.
....my beloved is like many of you girls....hardly budges, and can flip the covers one teensy bit and the bed's made...me, the bed looks I've been slaying zombies and wrasslin' gerbils while I snore...anybody needs wallpaper stripped, just give me a buzz and I can 40 wink it away!...
King size pillow top, very comfortable; sheets, and comforter. I sleep well, and a few years ago when I traveled for business nearly every week I learned to make myself sleep on demand. When the jet engines started cranking up, I was out of it snoozing away. I also attribute a good nights sleep to daily living. I cut off my caffeine intake at noon, I toss and turn if I do not. When dealing with people or business decisions, I often use the thought of how well will I sleep tonight based on my actions, and encourage those working for me to do the same (which my hope is that it leads to better moral and ethical decision making, giving the benefit of doubt, and going the extra mile to develp folks and business relationships). Complex issues occasionally keep me starring at the ceiling at times, but I pray about it and things seem to work out. I sleep on my back and sides, more on sides, but I have to rotate shoulders every couple of hours, as they start to hurt if I lay too long on one side (I assume this is old sports related injury kind of things).
I'm easy. Sleep fine on my belly just as well as on my back or side. I usually sleep in two parts three or four hours twice with a half or full hour break usually around 2:30 am unless it is one of those nights that just get started at 2:30 am. Daytime sleeping I do through without a break and naps I enjoy once in a while. Very large beds are for me and having just one is not my style. At least four or five.
I can sleep anywhere, any time, and place but the majority of my sleeping is as follows:
On a queen pillow top memory foam with a memory foam pillow, right side of the bed. I read on my right side, then flip to my left, then right before falling asleep flip back to my right. Each time I have to adjust the sheets so my cat can get against my stomach. I pull the comforter up over my ear, but not enough to cover my nose.
I begin the night with a husband and his cat but within a few hours they always move to the couch.
I tend to do a lot of flipping back and forth durning the night. Sometimes I will get get crazy and lay on my back or stomach but not very often.