Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Tuesday Thoughts About...

...sleep divorce. Yeah, I never heard of that either. But, I just read and article about it. 

I had no idea that—that was a “thing.” 

“Sleep Divorce” is when a happily married couple splits up just to sleep. Actually, at this stage in my life, I could get on board with that. But, I do like to cuddle in bed. So there lies the dilemma. I notice that I love the comfort and space of a king bed. We have a queen at home, but a king at the beach and most hotel rooms. 

As for separate rooms—I don’t want to do that. We actually have friends who have had separate bedrooms for years—for a variety of reasons—mostly she sleeps with the window open in winter and has the thermostat on freezing in summer. They even installed a separate thermostat for her. She stays up late and he gets up very early. It works for them.

Other couples say that snoring is the reason. Sure, Butch snores, but I’ve been used to that since nearly he beginning and for the past 51 years. It really doesn't bother me at all. For him, he could complain about my booklight. Sometimes—okay, often—I even read in the middle of the night. When I wake up, I’m awake--no matter what time it is. If it's before 4/4:30--I just read for awhile until I get drowsy again. If it's after that time, I just get up.

But, really, for me, this "sleep divorce" thing is about the space! I love being able to spread out!

I want to get new furniture for our bedroom and switch to a king bed. The only thing holding me back is making that big thing! I’m not sure I want to deal with that. Did I ever tell you that I have short arms? I really do.

So what do you think about the "sleep divorce" concept?

1 comment:

  1. We still have 'just' a normal double size! Good job I'm small ;-) Snoring used to be an issue for us and there were times when I seriously considered moving to another bed, then P was diagnosed with sleep apnoea - given a special mouthpiece to wear at night and we are back to having 'silent nights'!


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