Thursday, April 12, 2012

Sleep is cheap

Cheap people like sleeping. Alot. Why? Because it's cheap! Not free. I need sheets. Like, really soft super thread count sheets. I have maybe 7-8 sets of sheets for this bed. For all the beds? No telling. LOTS. Bedding is one of my addictions I have semi recovered from. I say semi because I have still bought a duvet (ebay Pottery Barn) and sheet set (deal a day $24) in the past couple of months but really, I am recovered. I feel like this duvet will last me a Looooong time! Really.

Anyway, sleeping, cheap. Air conditioning. In west Texas we need air conditioning to sleep well. I can't sleep and be sweaty. If I find myself sweating in bed I will have to get up and shower. We try to keep it around 70. This is our compromise number. I would prefer 68 and Jeremy would prefer 75. This is what marriage is about folks! Finding a compromise number. And turning the air back up before he gets home. Also important.

Pillows are key. Jeremy has one. He mistreats it and wads it up this way and that and trashes it. He goes through a lot of pillows. I have 4-5 pillows, all king sized that I rotate. I like one on each side, two under my head and if it's very hot one between my legs on my side so they dont touch. Perfectly normal way to sleep. MY pillows have nicely aligned cases and are never wadded up.
I love pajamas. I love the light cotton pants and button tops from Nick and Nora but my PJ drawers are full so I'm on lockdown. Breathable, cool, not so baggy you get tangled, perfect. I have to sleep in sock but Jeremy is strictly no socks. I can NOT sleep without socks. My feet just freeze and get hyper-stimulated or something. It's not pretty.

Jeremy does have a bit of a sleep advantage having narcolepsy. But it puts me at a huge disadvantage because he ALSO has sleep apnea. So not only does he go to sleep quickly and deeply, he snores super loud. FUN! I cannot tell you how close we were to divorce 2 months after we got married. But he got a C-pap machine and now it's relatively quiet except when he sort of wakes up and pulls the mask off and puts it on his forehead. I used to poke his or say his name softly. Now I just rub my hand all over his face till he puts it back on. 8 years this June! Don't question my methods.

Sleeping does not come easily but neither does waking. I have a fear of turning out the lights and not being able to sleep. Usually I do but the fear makes me keep the tv on too long or working on a project too late.

Wondering why after all this expense and trouble sleeping is cheap? Because I can't shop online while I'm sleeping! G'night all!