- Gender and Relationships
My man keeps me up all night... and no, not for the reasons you may be thinking of...
Who sleeps better: You or your partner?
Roll, twist, struggle, kick, fuss, sigh.
Not gonna lie: sleep kinda sucks now that my boyfriend and I moved in together. Don't get me wrong; I love him so much, and I have so much fun with him. But once fatigue sets in at the end of the day, and we ready ourselves for sleep, I take a deep breath and expect at least 20 minutes of restlessness.
Did you know it was shown in a study that men sleep better with women than women do with men? I can believe it. I think men are much more, well, flexible with it comes to sleeping, and by flexible, I mean they're not as sensitive to movements. I'm a pretty light sleeper, and if someone blinks an eye, I think I can hear it at some creepy level. So you can imagine how well I must do with heavy breathing and coughing.
I am also the girlfriend of a hugger. He likes to hold me, which is sweet and romantic but is uncomfortable when you want to actually sleep. It gets hot and I want to shift around, but I can't because I'm stuck in a death lock, and of course he's too out of it to notice that A) It's hot, and B) I'm struggling to get out of his clutches. It's the same when he holds my hand, which is also admirable, but if I want to move, it's hard without waking him up.
He's also pretty tall and built, so he knows how to take advantage of bedspace. If I do fall asleep, I sometimes find myself looking over the side of the bed, and I look to see that I am falling off of my foot-and-a-half of sleeping area.
Snoring is another story. There are only so many times I can elbow and shove him before I give up and just get up and leave.
Yep, sometimes I will get up and sleep on the couch, after which he comes in, wakes me up, and asks me why I'm in the living room. Rubbing my eyes, I say it got too hot in the bedroom, to which he replies that it's fine and that I could come back to bed. Curses.
I should be happy that he's around so I can have the chance to sleep with him. He's such a great guy that I will do anything for him... including trying to sleep around him. What can I say?
I guess I can't complain, either; he doesn't really snore (not like my mom says my dad does, anyway), and he doesn't really move once he's out. He will just roll over, which will seriously disturb our cat. Most of the time he's like a big rock, and she will sleep on top of him without him even noticing.
I've heard that I can actually be pretty miserable to sleep around, also. Apparently I'm a sheet-stealer, and yes, I do snore. Sometimes. Guess I just can't go without a fight.
- Men sleep better next to their mates - Sleep - MSNBC.com
Women sleep less soundly when they share a bed with a romantic partner, while men actually sleep better when they sleep next to their women, says a study published this month in Sleep and Biological Rhythms.
- Why Women Need Better Sleep - TIME
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