How much do you MOVE about when you sleep?

@poohgal (6848)
Singapore
December 12, 2007 12:39pm CST
I am someone who does not move much when I sleep. I sleep and wake up in the same position (almost the same). Also, since none of the stuff on my bed (pillow, bolster and soft toys) fall out of my bed, I believe I am someone who does not move much when I sleep. =P I know of people who moves a lot when they sleep. My cousin used to sleep with her mother (my auntie) when she was young. My auntie always waked up with bruises all around her bodies. The bruises are a result of my cousin's kicking. LOL That made my auntie decide to let my cousin sleep alone. Even now, my cousin still kicks and moves a lot when she sleeps. She will always wake up in a totally different position and her pillow and bolster will always be on the floor. What kind of a sleeper are you? Do you sleep like a stone (like me) or move about a lot (like my cousin)?
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@makatas (1103)
• Greece
13 Dec 07
Well, judging by the pillows and the rest i sleep with, i dont move much.I mostly sleep watching the ceiling :) But i also know that some people use to move so much.My sister may sleep from the top side of the bed and wake up on the bottom, or at the floor LOL.At the process, she will also have managed to throw whoever sleeps next to her to the floor too.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
13 Dec 07
Wow.. Your sister is as 'violent' as my cousin. LOL I sleep facing the left or right. I never feel good sleeping facing the ceiling. It somehow feels weird. I feel as if something is pressing on me. *shivers*
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
13 Dec 07
so violent wor, ur cousin.. hehe.. u dun move much while sleeping den how is your sleeping position?? i got frenz whom sleep facing down and they really keep that position till they wake up in the morning.. i'm wondering, wun their boobs hurt?? =P for me, i will move but not to the extend of kicking my pillow or bolsters on the floor.. no matter how i move during sleep, it's just left or right :) never find myself waking up in a completely different position =P hehe
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
13 Dec 07
Yup.. she is a very violent girl.. LOL I sleep facing the left or right. I will decide the direction before I sleep and usually I will wake up facing the same direction. =P I have another cousin, she will always wake up in a very different direction. She will usually make 90 degrees or 180 degrees turns when she sleeps. Amazing..
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
13 Dec 07
LOL.. like so drama like that ur other cousin, just like those dramas wear ple lift up the blanket at the head side but found the legs instead =D LOL.. but u sleep still all the way till morning, dun u find it warm after sometime when u started sleeping?? i have to change left and right because my body by nature is very warm, so b4 i really sleep, every 5mins or so, i have to change sides till i fall asleep =P hehe
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
19 Dec 07
I'll toss and turn just before I go to sleep. After I go into sleep, I'll not move as much. =D
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
12 Dec 07
I use to be a major thrasher in my sleep (which is one of the reasons my husband and I have seperate rooms and beds)...but over the past few weeks I've noticed that I'm not moving AT ALL in my sleep to the point tht its actually causing my already screwed up body some additional pain...Its not that I'm a heavy sleeper either because the slightest sound can wake me even WITH my meds...for some reaosn though I'm just not moving around at all..
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• Singapore
13 Dec 07
Lol major thrasher. Nice phrase.:)
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
13 Dec 07
Maybe massaging will help your body to relieve some pain? You should try it. Hope it helps =)
• India
10 Jan 08
Well,I am someone who doesnt go round n round in the bed when I am asleep..I sleep like a stone and u would find me in exactly the same position in the morning in the bed as I was at night...But this is not the case with my Brother and my Cousin...Both of them try their level best to hit the person sleeping next to them....LOL.Its certainly very irritating and frustrating when u r waked up in the midst of sleep with their kicks ...really unpleasant experience...So I alz make my Brother and Cousin sleep together n make them realise the pain that they cause to others.....Its really interesting to hear their conversation after that night of sleep...blaming each other for the hits that they experiences at night....LOL.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
10 Jan 08
LOL Interesting indeed. I never slept with people who kick or move a lot during their sleep. I hope I never had to. It must be painful. =P
• Pakistan
9 Jan 08
We move or turn our side of the body so many times during the period of sleeping. We turn or change our body side when we feel need. Sleeping or lying on an only side causes to tire the body. So we need to relax the laying body and we do turn our side. This all happens unconsciously so we could not count the turning actions of our body. It is noted that males takes more turns or move than females and fat people takes more move than slim enough.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
10 Jan 08
Wow. I learn something new. Thanks for sharing this knowledge with me. =D
• China
25 Dec 07
I am the one who sleeps moving a lot.when i wakes up ,sometimes i finds that my head is not on the pillow, i have turned 180°,the quilt is on the floor.when i sleeps with my mother ,i always loots her quilt but i does not kicks.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
25 Dec 07
Wow. What an active sleeper you are! ;P
@scorpio16 (1707)
• India
24 Dec 07
Damn funny sleep of your auntie. No I also sleep like you and probably no one in my family sleeps with so much of movements. Sleeping with so much of movements is very danger while traveling. One could get severe damages due to this habit. I think it is more dangerous that snoring. Can not it be corrected.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
24 Dec 07
haha.. you mean my cousin. I am a light sleeper and so I always suffer if I have to sleep with someone who snores or grinds teeth. I will not be able to sleep at all with the noise. I rather sleep with my cousin even though she will kick me. =P
@academic2 (7011)
• Uganda
24 Dec 07
I turn about 3 times at night before day break and generally, am a still sleeper with minimum snoring sounds-I used to have my cousin who would bethrowing his leg upto my neck at when both us would share a bed as children-I thought he was the most difficult person to sleep with if I can remember!
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
24 Dec 07
LOL Seems like our cousins are 'violent' sleepers.
• Philippines
19 Dec 07
i'm not much of a MOVER when i sleep. in fact, my bed looks the same when i wake up as when i jump in it the night before to sleep. but when my 2 kids sleep with me, the bed looks like there are ten people who slept in it. i cannot sleep well when i'm with my kids - there were times when they will hit or kick me (i don't know if they're dreaming or what!). in my family, (my husband and 2 kids), i'm the one who doesn't move much when asleep.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
19 Dec 07
LOL Kids are usually hyperactive.. even in their sleep. =)
@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
15 Dec 07
I also am someone who doesn't move about a lot when I am sleeping. Unless I have my monthly I wake up in the same position that I fell asleep in 99% of the time. My daughter though is like your cousin. She twists and turns and kicks all night long. I have seen her wake up with her feet at the head of her bed!! Her pillows and blankets are always a twisted mess and often end up on the floor.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
15 Dec 07
LOL From the discussion so far, it seems like most people move a lot when they sleep. We are the rare ones who do not move much =)
@pinay81 (1539)
• Philippines
13 Dec 07
before i sleep i just sleep in my right side i guess i dont move too much cause all the pillow and also my bear still beside me and not fall from my bed when i wake up in the morning:-)
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
13 Dec 07
Same here. =D
@liera0 (280)
• Philippines
13 Dec 07
hmmm I move a lot when I sleep. My counsins don't want to sleep with me coz they usually wake up in the floor. My bed is good for 3 people but seems like its enough for me. Though I have many pillows to which I intently bought to work as my landing pad in case I fall. But so far I haven't fell of my bed. Only those who sleep next to me.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
13 Dec 07
Wow.. I would not dare to sleep beside you too. Maybe you should put your mattress on the floor and try sleeping on the floor (like what the Japanese people do). It might be good for you and people who sleeps with you. =P
13 Dec 07
i have to say itdepends....if im sleeping at mine them im all over the place. however when i sleep at my fiances house i find i wake up in the same poisition i went to sleep way. odd i guess
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
13 Dec 07
I guess you are more conscious about your movements when you sleep at your hubby's place. That's why you move less. =)
@zichen3 (134)
• China
13 Dec 07
Actully,when I enter to deep sleep, I will take a 360 degrees of turn. My mum said that sleep with me like a very terrible thing. But I think that not as terrific what her discribled. Maybe I fell asleep, so I don't know what happened.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
13 Dec 07
LOL You sound like my cousin. I am sure you sleep on a big bed. A small bed would not be big enough for you to make a 360 degrees turn.
@subha12 (18463)
• India
13 Dec 07
i move very little when i sleep. if i changes side also, i get alert. i generally wake up almost at the place i go to sleep.i sleep quite alert.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
13 Dec 07
Wow. You are very vigilant. It's good to sleep alert but do you get to sleep well?
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
13 Dec 07
Oh boy, don't even ask LOL I move so much I believe the main source of my exercise routine is my sleep time :) Pillows appear in the most incredible sites, the covers usually end on the floor and I often wake up sideways in the bed when hubby is not there. The strange thing is that when I feel someone else in the bed I don't move as much. Apparently I still try to steal the covers and then throw them on the floor, but at least I wake up in the same direction I set off to sleep LOL No bruising either which is a good thing:) It seems that when I was a kid I used to get up - still sleeping - take out the covers, pull the mattress onto the floor and then lay down on the mattress. I also used to put the bed sheets hanging on the doorknob hehehehe
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
13 Dec 07
Haha.. Sleeping to you seems like a lot of fun. LOL I wish my sleeping is as fun as yours. When there's someone beside one, one definitely feels more conscious. I guess that's why you don't move as much. It's very natural. =D
@diillu (5130)
12 Dec 07
Well, I'm also someone who just moves alot while sleeping. But I must say that I don't have habit of kicking. I just move. When I wake up I'm sompletely in a different direction. Because of this moving habit I sometimes fall from the bed as well. So, I really get into trouble if I have small bed. Because of this habit my mum bought me a big bed but currently I'm staying in a dormitory and it has small bed.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
13 Dec 07
Oh.. poor you.. You must have fallen many times in your dormitory (because of the small bed). Hopefully you can try putting your mattress on the floor (like what the Japanese people do). In this way, even if you were to fell, it would not be painful. =D
@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
12 Dec 07
i tend to roll around alot when i sleep and knock off the blankets. when i sleep with my hubby, he steals the blankets off me so i wake up cold. i also have restless leg syndrome, so my legs jump as well.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
13 Dec 07
Hmm.. maybe you should get more blankets so that you would not have to wake up cold. =)
12 Dec 07
It must be a lot because last night I went to bed wearing two sweaters and a top and when I woke up I wasn't wearing any of them. It was really rather weird!
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
13 Dec 07
Hmm.. That's very interesting. You actually managed to strip yourself while sleeping. LOL
@shahmeerx (369)
• Pakistan
12 Dec 07
This s a healthy discussion that i would personally admire and choose to respond to in an extensive manner.To be informal/frank i move alot when i sleep ,i do not say it is good but i beleive that movement is only caused in physical or mental unrest and the consequences are not well,if we keep thinking about something that we have done wrong then we are ina mental unrest and i beleive tha generates movements in our sleep,we fight for sleep or awakeness ,when this fight goes on we cannot decide what to do,although we finally wake up as a consequence ,the duration of the fight may be movements in our sleep. The positive side is that i we are completely relaxed and satisfied with ourselves we would not want to complete anything or be tensed in any manner which would allow no fight and consensus would thus brng about no movement. =)
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
13 Dec 07
Thanks for choosing to respond =D I guess I am always in the relaxed and satisfied mood, that's why I am not moving. =P