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How do YOU sleep?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (, December 10, 2000

Answers sleep habits have recently changed significantly. For lots and lots of years, I slept on the left side of the bed, on my left side. I like being covered...the feeling of burrowing down under the weight of blankets or quilt. Even in the summer, I like to have something to get that "nesting" feeling. I've been told I snore. I wouldn't know. I generally go to sleep around midnight or 1 a.m. and wake on my own at 4 or 5 a.m. The older I've gotten, the fussier my back has been about beds. Too many nights I woke up with a bad back at 1 or 2 or 3 a.m. and finished out the night in my reclining chair, the only place in the house where I can sleep comfortably. Recently I suggested that I just sleep in the chair all the time, which is what I've been doing for the past 2 months--and haven't had a bad back one single time. (We've contemplated getting a new mattress, but since I have yet to find any bed anywhere that seems to be kind to my back, and since sleeping in the recliner has worked so well, we probably won't)

-- Bev Sykes (, December 11, 2000.

I see friends around me, not enemas. From my earliest memory when I was carefully tucked in wearing pajamas they would be off and kicked to the foot of the bed before the door closed. Damned uncomfortable things. ------------------------------------------------- With my rickety back, I must change positions fairly frequently and do so without waking up. Lord help me if I sleep like a log and do not move around -- -- My back will not act like a human spine. -------------------------------------------------------- Like Al I am on the night line to the loo. Sometimes on my return to the bedroom I will sit up an hour until my back cools down a bit. Other times I can hit the bed and be asleep before my head slams the pillow

-- Denver doug (, December 11, 2000.

I feel a bit nervous about going to sleep, on account of the chance that I may not wake again. (Since my early childhood, I associated night sleep with my asthma attacks, which were rather scary.) But usually I can fall asleep almost anywhere and anytime, and I do nap frequently. The full moon tends to affect my sleep adversely, but at 41 I've not yet joined the bathroom queue (knock wood etc). I am very temperature-sensitive. In the winter I will wear PJs and hide in heaps of bedclothes; in the summer I may sleep naked on top of the bed. I used to rotate in bed, but now merely toss from one side to another. I spend most of the time, especially in the morning, curled up in a ball, half on my side and half on my stomach, and in the morning often my behind is the only part sticking out of the twisted heap of bedclothes. This is particularly entertaining while travelling... My particular claim to fame is being the only humanoid known to sing in my sleep. Since there is no one around to listen now, I don't know if I still do, but it is quite possible since I tend to sing a lot when awake too.

-- Magnus Itland (, December 11, 2000.

I sleep on the left side of the bed. I'm covered in heavy quilts no matter if it's winter or summer. I can't sleep without a heavy weight on top of me. Must be a result of being raised in Northern Michigan, where summer is short and snowstorms are aplenty. I also like the fan blowing regardless of the weather, much to my husbands dismay. I kept it out till late November, when my husband finally ignored my protests and packed it away for the winter. I sleep like the dead and almost nothing wakes me, including the alarm clock. My husband put the alarm clock out of my reach, so I have to get up now to turn it off. I get up at 5:30 to do yoga before work. I live for late afternoon naps after work. Sleep and I have a good relationship all around.

-- AJ (, December 11, 2000.

I usually sleep on my side. Either one, doesn't matter.. I tend to switch back and forth quite a few times before I fall asleep.

I cannot sleep on my back.. I just can't do it. And I cannot sleep straight.. My legs have to be brought up so I'm comfy in the fetal position.

Once in awhile, I end up sleeping on my stomach with my legs under me.. if you can imagine what I mean by THAT...

Mmmm.. sleep.. yawn.

-- Jen (, December 12, 2000.

What's sleep :):):)

Seems this old lady's body just doesn't need that 5 letter word anymore. Oh! to just get one full 8 hour nights sleep. Hey, I'd be happy with 6 hours. Last night I did manage to get 5 hours in. So that was a reward. But hate being up in the wee hours of the morning while it's still dark out. Everyone I know is still sleeping. BOO HOO I WANT MY SLEEP BACK.

-- Mary Mc Nally (, September 25, 2001.

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