I guess I never really sleep alone with these two fur balls!
Alex is away at a conference until Sunday. We never spend this much time apart and it feels weird- I miss him! But also, extremely...restful. As in, I sleep so much better when I have the entire bed to myself! I know it's a totally taboo idea for married couples to have separate bedrooms, but do you think you'd ever consider it?
Luckily Alex doesn't snore (knock on wood that he never does!) so it's not that that's the problem. I sleep fine with him, but I always notice how much more rested I feel when I sleep alone. Last night I slept through the entire night and would roll over so I slept on both sides of the bed. I love rolling over in the middle of the night to a cold fresh pillow, it feels so good and relaxing!
Even so, I don't think I could ever sleep in another bed when he is home (not like that's even an option in our one bedroom apartment.) The main reason would be that too many great conversations happen between us when we're still awake but in bed together. Although this Salon article on the topic, does make some compelling arguments. Like this one:
Stanley then turned to the effects of all of those poor nights of sleep, charting a sad lineup of outcomes ranging from divorce to depression to heart disease. But there was hope, he said. Because sleep is as important as diet and exercise, maximizing our rest meant that we would be fitter, smarter, healthier — the sort of people, in short, we would want to share a cuddle with. “Isn’t it much better when someone tiptoes across the corridor for a snuggle because they want to, rather than snoring, farting and kicking all through the night?” Stanley wondered.But, what about romance? And I'm not talking about sex when I say that. I'm thinking the best solution is a king sized bed (again, not an option in our current apartment). If we ever have a bedroom big enough to fit a king sized bed, I'm going to insist we buy one. It must be the answer!
Do you sleep better alone? Have you ever had this exact same thought and then thought how horrible a partner you are for thinking it? I'd love to hear all about it in the comments!
PS- In response to number 22 in my 25 things about me post: "I don't care which side of the bed I sleep on. Neither does Alex. We don't sleep on the same side every night. Whenever I've told this to someone, they are always appalled."
I recently got the best comment:
LOL. See? I told you, people have extreme reactions to this!
Also, this post on velvet bedding is one of my liked posts in my Bloglovin' because I am seriously considering buying it.