When I hear people claim they get eight hours of sleep each night, they might as well be talking about the Loch Ness Monster, or alien life.All three are things I suppose it’s possible someone may have encountered, but I cannot personally confirm their existence.
I had slept through an entire night.“It’s called enlarged mucus membranes.
That’s what happens when you’re pregnant,” my wife will explain on nights I reference her snoring. Mine is to lie awake, keep quiet, and never, ever Google “pregnancy mucous membranes.” And I cannot confess to her that I slept better on the couch than in our bed.
After all, we’re married, and married people sleep together.“People don’t want to talk about it.
It’s a dirty little secret,” says Lee Crespi, a New York City-based couples therapist.
With a guest in town occupying the second bedroom of our Manhattan apartment, my three-year-old son, a notorious sideways sleeper, bunked with my pregnant wife and me.
Too many snores and little feet in the back of my neck, I relocated to the sofa, where I was blessed with the best night’s sleep I’ve had in months.As a self-diagnosed insomniac, a good night’s rest for me lasts anywhere from three to five hours.I generally break up the slumber with walks around the apartment, followed by lying awake and unearthing inconsequential paranoia that, come morning, will not live up to the hype.“There are people who say sleeping apart is not good because it fosters distance, but I think you can argue both ways.People do, in fact, sleep more soundly when they sleep alone.”Years ago during a dinner with friends, the topic turned to a married couple that not only slept in different beds, but different rooms.They were parents, they loved each other, and that was the arrangement that clicked.