I envy Greg. He can sleep anywhere, anytime.
Me? The slightest noise wakes me up. The tiniest lump in the bedding will keep me tossing and turning.
I use a Japanese buckwheat hull pillow because it can cradle my head at the right elevation without applying too much pressure. Too high and I can't move my neck the next morning. Too low and Greg says I snore like a 300 pound truck driver.
I desperately want a new bed but Greg and I can't decide which one. I've had friends rave about those Tempur-pedic foam mattresses, but they allegedly can also get too warm.
Greg would never tolerate that. As it is, I have to sleep bundled in heavy blankets because he cranks the air down to Eskimo level. We are true opposites when it comes to sleeping arrangements.
Strangely enough, by morning I'm nearly naked, while he buries himself in all the blankets I've thrown off. Sometime during the night he gets colder while I get warmer. Weird!
Even a traditional bed would be hard to fit for both of us. I like my beds firmer, while he prefers a softer mattress.
All this is to explain that I haven't been sleeping well for a while.
Usually when that happens it's because of troubling premonitions of something awful that's about to happen, but if there've been any nightmares, I don't remember them.
I think it's just the bed. It and I have had an unhappy relationship for years. I can't remember the last time I've had a good night's sleep. It's been that long.
It's time to replace that torture device, but since it's such a costly investment, I want to get something that's comfortable for both of us.
Any suggestions? What kind of bed brand do you use? Do you ever have trouble falling asleep--or staying asleep?