Dave and I have on-going disputes about exactly how cold/hot it is at night and who has more/less of the blankets. I tend to sleep hot and can’t stand to have too many covers on me. In fact, I’ll often sleep with one leg stuck out from under the covers even in the dead of winter to help regulate my temperature.
Dave claims to sleep cold and has to have lots of covers on him. I dispute this claim because the man is usually sweating every time I try to scoot over for a snuggle. It drives me absolutely crazy for him to be sweating and to still have the covers on him. It doesn’t bother him in the least (so he claims), but it absolutely makes me nutty. (Sounds fun, eh!? Don’t you want to be married to me, too!?)
In the midst of one of my tirades about sweating while one is sleeping, Dave finally admitted that yes (!), he does get hot. But he also gets very, very cold because the air conditioning vent is right below his side of the bed. A-HA! I thought. The solution will be for us to switch sides: me sleeping hot by the cold vent and him sleeping cold by the non-ventilated portion of the room.
Oh. My. God.
First, it is cold on his side of the bed. I’ve actually taken to sleeping more in the middle of the bed because it’s frigid if one gets too close to the edge.
Second, what kind of sleeper are you? Do you have a side of the bed that you prefer to sleep on? Or are you one of those people who can sleep any where and on any side?
I am, apparently, a one-side-of-the-bed sleeper. And this is not my side. The main problem is that I can’t get into my favorite sleep position (on my belly, right arm under my face, left hand under the pillow and left knee at a 90 degree angle to my body with my left foot crossed over my right knee) without butting knees with Dave. (And being 6’ 4”, he takes up a fair portion of the bed). When I was on “my” side of the bed, my knee could hang over the edge and be happy. Now it’s got to fight for a spot in the middle of the bed.
I don’t like fighting in bed. I like lying and sleeping with plenty of comfortable tepid space.
However, I like less having a sweaty husband when I want a snuggle; so we’re staying as is for now. I am hoping that by the time winter gets here, we can switch back over and assume our proper sleep positions. I also think it’s pretty radical though to “switch sides” of the bed. I’ve only known one couple who does that. This ability to switch didn’t seem to translate to any other thing—they seemed a pretty normal couple most of the time.
But it’s pretty crazy for us.