Friday, 28 April 2017

A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP


Many moons ago when we were frisky young things a double bed was the required sleeping requirement.
spooning and limb wrapping was the norm, we were of course young and supple then.

 

Then as time went by, I got hot and he got cold and the duvet was constantly being fought over so we bought two single beds, but as a placater we pushed them together therefore making a kingsize bed.
This worked for a time but restless legs etc meant that both sides of the bed were needed to hang out from and so they were pulled apart and we each had our own duvet.

Then the snoring started.......

As Tom falls asleep as soon as his head hits the pillow I was the one left unable to sleep because of the snoring that he insisted he did not do.
No amount of shouting made any difference as he stopped for a bit and then started again.

Problem solved.

I have now moved into another room and its pure bliss.  I can have the windows open (tom likes them closed)  I can't hear the snoring and  I LOVE IT.

I must admit I felt a bit mean at first but it didn't last long and honestly I wake up refreshed and ready for the day whereas I was grumpy first thing in the morning before.

So, if you're having trouble and you have a spare room I highly recommend it.







16 comments:

  1. so glad you are happy with it, Bob said I was waking him up, this was a year ago when I was in so much pain I could not sleep and I tossed and rolled all night long. I said I can sleep in the other room and it will not wake up. he decided I did not love him anymore and said things like what is the point of being married if we are not sleeping together. sooooo. we did not do it. but I know several others who have done it and find it as wonderful as you do... if bob snored I could not sleep with him for sure.... Jake the dog snores and I wake him up sometimes. bob is deaf when he takes his aids out so nothing bothers him

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  2. Good solution. I would hate to sleep with someone who kept me awake.

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  3. I was waking my husband up because he said I was snoring- a lot! We both noticed when I would suddenly "snort" awake! Not very glamorous! After my husband said he'd have to sleep apart from me , I went to the doctor to see if I had Sleep Apnea and it turns out ( after two tests,) that I do. At first the doctor would hardly believe me since I am not overweight but the second visit I took my husband with me to testify! I did not want a Sleep Apnea machine so found a specialist dentist who fitted me with a two piece mouth device. It works like a charm. JanF

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  4. I've heard of a lot of couples doing this

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  5. My husband and I also sleep in seperate bedrooms. Because of my disability I could never get comfortable so was always fidgeting in bed. When we have guests staying we have to share a bed again and I must say that I'm always glad when our guests go, not because I'm not enjoying their company, but because I can have my bed back for myself. I feel quite selfish at times. Saying that though my husband also prefers to sleep by himself.

    Joan (Wales)

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  6. I lOVE this, and read it aloud to Phil! Yes, we had a double bed well into middle age. People wondered how on earth we did it, and now so do I! Maybe ten years ago, we bought a Queen Size Sleep Number, and it is sheer bliss. But both of us both get up and down all night to use the bathroom!!! Plus the snoring and other stuff.

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  7. it is good that you now get a good night`s sleep, not having husband anymore I do not have a problem with snoring or any other disturbance.

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  8. Zip and I have slept separately for quite a few years. Both of us sleep better without being disturbed by snoring, getting up for the bathroom, or fighting over the comforter. We each enjoy having our own bedroom. That's the one place he doesn't allow the cats. I let the kitties sleep with me. Couldn't sleep without them.

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  9. It is amazing how many people sleep apart! Glad you have found that it works for you both. x

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  10. We worked our way from the early marriage years of a double bed--to a queen bed and lastly a king size. From time to time one of us migrates to another bedroom. [Sometimes diplomacy is required!] The cats love wandering from one warm bed to the other when we are in the separate bed mode!

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  11. Same thing with us, his snoring...his thrashing around bumping my sore hip....the disturbance when both us getting up at different times to use the washroom...when he was sick...I moved to another room...when I was sick....I moved to another room......and as you say it was hard to keep functioning with no sleep.Did never bothered him as he did not think he was snoring and he never heard anything when I would have to get up. So I moved permanently to my own room and he was not happy but I said too bad I was finally able to sleep through the night plus have the window open all night. Not long ago he came home and said his cousin said her and her husband had their own rooms since the kids left home. I said I just read that the main reason for divorce in older couples is because of not getting enough sleep at night because of their partners snoring etc. He looked at me and has not complained since.

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  12. This is more common than people think, I have a friend who said she wouldn't still be married if they shared the same bedroom. I follow this policy during times of illness
    with coughing and sneezing going on! SueM

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  13. Seems the most intelligent arrangement to me. This is why the bedroom tax is so unfair in rented properties, everyone needs their own space.

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  14. We too slept years in a double bed. About nine years ago we went up to a queen size bed and it is wonderful. We still tend to sleep wrapped around each other though!
    Have a good week!
    Robin

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  15. Ha-ha! Why do men insist they don't snore? My husband never did when he was younger, but it just gets worse as the years go by. He makes some crazy sounds so I am constantly pulling the blanket to make him change position. He falls asleep in a second. And I'm the one left tossing and turning. Especially lately, and I'm not quite sure why. But even if I don't get enough sleep, I manage to still get up early. Don't like wasting the day away in bed.

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  16. We had to get a king size bed. I'd have to beat the mister back over to his side because I get too hot and cannot stand to be touched when sleeping. I've woke him us so many times, he just about does not snore any more.

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