I was reading Joanne's post about purchasing a new pillow and the quest to find a good one. Well, there's nothing more mundane than sleeping (unless of course you suffer from lack of sleep, in which case sleeping would be a cause to celebrate). I thought I would pose a series of sleep questions today and see what the turnout is like.
1. Do you sleep on the right side of the bed, or the left? (From the perspective of being in the bed) Or do you have a bed to yourself, in which case, do you keep to one side or the other, or do you take full advantage of the space?
2. Do you use one pillow or two, or more?
3. Are you a sound sleeper, or do you wake a couple of times through the night (or more)?
4. Do you dream (or maybe I should ask, do you remember your dreams) ?
5. Do you have a source of sleep disturbances (e.g. a snoring partner, an obnoxious cat, the neighbour's barking dog, the snowplow)?
I shall begin the proceedings.
1. I sleep on the left hand side of the bed.
2. I use two pillows, but they are both rather soft and flat.
3. This is a tough one to answer because it has really depended on what stage I've been or what's been happening in my life. When our children were very young, I swear I could hear them shifting in their cribs and I'd be aware of any noise they made. When I was going through what felt like five years of perimenopause I was awake more than I was asleep. Now, I would say I am a pretty sound sleeper, until husband starts in on the "big snores".
4. I used to remember my dreams vividly. I still am aware of dreaming, but tend to forget the details upon waking. About a year ago, when Covid first hit, I had some pretty disturbing dreams and was interested to find out I was definitely not the only one.
5. Early morning snowplows wake me up because we are on a dead-end road and the snowplow roars in front of our house, beeps on its way backing up, roars up a second time and beeps backing up again. Husband has become a snorer, so that can be a sleep disturbance as well. Sometimes our cats over the years have felt the need to wake me shortly after 6:00 a.m. on the weekend because they think I'm dead.
I look forward to hearing about your sleeping habits!