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Old 05-10-2018, 03:58 PM
 
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Just hearing Dr. Drew and his co host on this subject and for me it's a no brainer...I sleep alone and have been for mega years. I'm not married and it's been so long I don't remember how it even was with a husband. I was young and sleeping with husband was a given/rule.

Now with boyfriends over the years, some of the worst sleep was with another human. Forget the animals, I can't imagine.

My parents after many yrs of marriage finally went to separate rooms...mom took the other bedroom and slept like a log for years....dad's snoring would shake the house.

I sleep with no TV, no electronics and as dark as I can have the room. I get a pretty good 8-10 hrs nightly.

Thoughts...

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Old 05-10-2018, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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It would feel weird to sleep without DH. Both of us are crummy sleepers, but the other one doesn't really add to it. We both like a cold, dark room to sleep in. We have a king sized memory foam, so if the other is tossing and turning we don't notice it.

We do use electronics in bed. I read, but set the device to black background so not too much light pollution. Sometimes I will watch a show on my laptop with headphones in.
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Old 05-10-2018, 04:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I usually sleep half the night on the couch, sitting up with my legs on the ottoman, then the other half of the night I sleep in my bed. I get hives on my face and neck sleeping in the bed, from the heat of my body against the mattress and pillow. (youngest daughter does too, it's just something weird that we've both got) Sleeping the first half of the night on the couch helps with that. Our bedroom has blackout curtains and a ceiling fan and a big stand fan, so it's dark and cool, the best way to sleep. The living room is not as dark but it doesn't matter to me.

My husband sleeps in the bed the whole night. I've got him trained though, he sticks to his 1/3 of the bed and doesn't roll around or snore.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I toss and turn a lot. I used to think it was just as I was falling into sleep, but according to my husband, it's all night long. Our sleep ritual works better when I go to bed first and fall asleep before he comes in. We do have a Tempurpedic, so the tossing and turning doesn't bother him that much, but when we are traveling, it can be a problem. No TV in our bedroom and no reading in bed either. He likes it much cooler in the room than I do, so there's a bit of playing around with the thermostat on both our parts.

We often get hotel rooms with 2 doubles when available. We seem to get our best sleep that way if we are away from home.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:43 PM
 
Location: northern New England
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I sleep well if I have been physically active during the day. Dark curtains help, and a fan if there is outside noise. When all else fails, 2.5 mg valium.
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Old 05-10-2018, 06:45 PM
 
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I sleep well if I have been physically active during the day. Dark curtains help, and a fan if there is outside noise. When all else fails, 2.5 mg valium.
Alone or otherwise is in the header.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I was sleeping better when my husband traveled, but we recently got a latex foam king sized bed that makes it so we don’t touch while sleeping and if one of us moves, the other doesn’t feel it. I e been sleeping much better!
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:38 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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My husband snores so loud it is ear-shattering. I always sleep better when and if I can get to sleep before he does. That is not always the case.

I have not slept alone in more than 20 years. I am not sure that the peace and quiet would be worth the feeling of being alone. I just wish I didn't have to hear that horrible noise.
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Old 05-10-2018, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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I've been single for the past 20 years, so I have gotten very used to sleeping alone in a queen sized bed. I can stretch out any way I want. However, our two cats do sleep with me, and they love to snuggle up to my legs, so that does make me have to be a little contained so that I don't disturb them. ( after all, I am their servant )

I also do not like it quiet at night, so I run a loud fan in the room and also the overhead ceiling fan. If it is too quiet, I can't sleep.
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:25 AM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Just hearing Dr. Drew and his co host on this subject and for me it's a no brainer...I sleep alone and have been for mega years. I'm not married and it's been so long I don't remember how it even was with a husband. I was young and sleeping with husband was a given/rule.

Now with boyfriends over the years, some of the worst sleep was with another human. Forget the animals, I can't imagine.

My parents after many yrs of marriage finally went to separate rooms...mom took the other bedroom and slept like a log for years....dad's snoring would shake the house.

I sleep with no TV, no electronics and as dark as I can have the room. I get a pretty good 8-10 hrs nightly.

Thoughts...

I often had trouble sleeping well, until I met a woman, who was together with me for several years. I always slept like a baby with her, no matter where we were-----even in a sleeping bag, while camping. We had a cat with whom we had a dear, mutual love, that often slept with us, under the covers, next to our feet. We all got a regular 8 hours, with no difficulties.
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