Flip That Bed

@fishtiger58 (30319)
Momence, Illinois
January 13, 2016 8:52am CST
When I was a kid I remember how my mom hated to wake up my sisters. We had a huge bedroom with a double bed and a single bed. My older sister and I shared the double bed and my youngest sister had the single. No one could sleep with my younger sister as she was an incredible bed hog and neither me or my older sister wanted to share a bed with her. My mom would come in our bedroom when it was time for school and the double bed was the first bed she got to. I was the first kid in the double bed my older sister on the other side. Progressively as my mom got deeperinto our room each kid was harder to wake up. She would walk to the end of the bed and touch my toe. By the time she got to the other side of my bed I was up and out the door. Next my older sister, she would have to shake her a few times to make sure she woke. Then came the hardest kid to wake. She would just flip my younger sisters bed to wake her. I exaggerate but you know what I mean. My mom said I was a joy to wake up. I am still that way. The alarm barely goes off and I'm up and moving. I'm not one to hit the snooze button 10 times before I get up. I just don't get that. Do you wake easily or are you one of millions who needs their bed flipped over?
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@LadyDuck (182766)
• Switzerland
13 Jan 16
I have always waked easily, even when I was a kid, my brother was the opposite, very hard to get him out of his bed.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
13 Jan 16
It seems like we are usually one or the other.
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• United States
13 Jan 16
I am awake before my eyes open. It is no trouble to me to get up immediately and hit the ground running. It is my nature, but my depressions sometimes hinders me.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
13 Jan 16
I have always been easily woke. And I also don't have the usual 30 minutes of sleepiness my husband has in the mornings. I am just the same if I have been up for hours or 1 minute.
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• United States
13 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 haha fish..I get that. Other people that are sleepy heads dont get it.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
13 Jan 16
@TiarasOceanView My husband doesn't but he's a sleepyhead, and we have been together for 30 years.
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@DianneN (88052)
• United States
13 Jan 16
I fall asleep as quickly as I awake. If, and I mean if, I fall asleep while watching TV with my husband, I told him to wake me gently and whisper. Otherwise, I feel as though I'm about to have a heart attack.
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• Midland, Michigan
13 Jan 16
I've gotten a headache before when my husband talks too loud while I'm sleeping, but that was more of a problem a few years ago. Now I wear ear plugs and sleep through. He tends to talk to himself a lot right after waking up while dressing.
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@whiteream (3800)
• United States
15 Jan 16
you are so lucky.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
18 Jan 16
I wish I could fall asleep, but it just doesn't seem possible for me these days
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• United States
13 Jan 16
I don't sleep so no one needs to flip me!
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
13 Jan 16
Ugh I would so hate that. Since getting our memory foam I am sleeping better and that makes me really happy.
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• United States
13 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 We slept one night on a memory foam in a rental cottage in GA - it was awful - we both hated it - we would up using the second bedroom which was only queen size and had a real squeaky set of springs, but I won't ever sleep on memory foam again. They say you either love them or hate them. My non sleep has nothing to do with my bed, more I can't shut my brain off.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
13 Jan 16
@AbbyGreenhill I have that problem too shutting off my brain. I try to think of boring things lol.
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
13 Jan 16
I used to be able to sleep through a nuclear strike. Now the cat can meow and wake me up...and often does...for no reason. I gotta say...when I read the title, I was getting prepared for a discussion about flipping/rotating mattresses.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
13 Jan 16
So then it's a good title. I hear everything, especially after having kids.
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
13 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 Do people even rotate mattresses anymore?
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
13 Jan 16
@JolietJake I do and I have to do that, we bought a memory foam and it's the best mattress I have ever slept on. Matter of fact we made a bed platform for our van for camping as I won't do tents anymore, and we liked our memory foam mattress so much we bought one for camping as well.
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• Midland, Michigan
13 Jan 16
WHile I do wake easily, many times I wake before it's time to get up. If I have an appointment or have to be up at a certain time, I can get up fairly easily, but if there's no reason, then I'd rather try to get a few more zzz's. I'm more of a night owl than an early bird, but I never needed the bed flipped when in school. We got up by the alarm rather than a parent needing to intervene. We had a double bed and single in our room too, but three slept in the double and one in the single. I think all of us learned to sleep by sharing the bed.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
24 Jan 16
wow 3 in a double bed, a bit crowded aye. I am the same now as when I was a kid, I am always easy to wake up.
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• Midland, Michigan
29 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 When you grow up sharing a bed in that manner it's no big deal. Now if we grew up with just two of us in it, or having a bed to ourselves and then needed to add one or two more, I'm some fighting would have ensued.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Jan 16
@MarshaMusselman I have always shared a bed until I got my own apartment. Loved that big bed all to myself.
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@JudyEv (137301)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan 16
I'm usually wide awake once I wake and hit the floor running.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jan 16
My husband sits at the table in a daze. I am always raring to go.
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@JudyEv (137301)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 I guess it's very fortunate that we're not alike :)
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@Shiva49 (14269)
• Singapore
14 Jan 16
I wake up when I know I will lose out if I sleep a while longer. I admire those who get up on the dot rain or shine! siva
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jan 16
I am retired so I get up when I want these days.
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@Shiva49 (14269)
• Singapore
18 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 good that you have moved to this stage in life. I too have as I am now on call, no regular timings - siva
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Jan 16
I wake up quickly but sometimes I just want to enjoy the pleasure of lying in a comfy bed for a few more minutes. You can't enjoy it when you're asleep, you have to be awake to realize how nice it is.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
24 Jan 16
That's very true but my sleep has been better with my memory foam mattress I got a year ago.
• United States
14 Jan 16
I get up when my alarm goes off and I've been that way since grade school. However, I don't really start to function until after I've had a shower and that first cup of coffee. My daughter is going through this right now with her two...her daughter is next to impossible to get out of bed in the morning while her son jumps out of bed and is ready to go the minute his feet touch the floor.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jan 16
I am like her son, I am the same. It's funny how much people differ.
@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
14 Jan 16
I usually wake up pretty easily although there have been times when I would push the snooze a time or two.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jan 16
I'm pretty sure I have never pushed the snooze ever.
@Morleyhunt (21470)
• Canada
14 Jan 16
I wake easily. No need to flip the bed. My husband sometimes needs a second wake up call. If a third is needed, I threaten ice water.i only had to use it once.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jan 16
Oh yea I so would not like the ice water treatment.
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• United States
14 Jan 16
my folks used frozen marbles 'n i did such with my young'uns that didn't wish to get outta bed - ya can't get 'way from the dang thingies coz they follow ya, lol. i aint much'f a mornin' person, but get up when needed 'n grateful fer each day.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jan 16
That is awesome and I can see how that would really work, lol dang it my kids are grown. I would have really loved to have done that and I would have had to video it lol.
@cyberrat (203)
• Portsmouth, Ohio
14 Jan 16
Depends on the day but I put my alarm across the room so I have to get up to hit the snooze button
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jan 16
lol So you get up and hit snooze then back to bed. I wish I could stay in bed longer.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
13 Jan 16
When I was working I was up as soon as my alarm went off and out of the door within 10 minutes. Nowadays i usually get up when I wake, but occasionally go back to sleep. Interesting about you and your sisters being progressively harder to wake.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jan 16
It's always been like that with me and my sisters. I'm not even sure how they are with waking up these days. I might have to ask them.
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@BelleStarr (39858)
• United States
13 Jan 16
I wake easily and I never use an alarm clock, I just wake up.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jan 16
Mostly I don't use an alarm, but for things I can't miss I do use an alarm, mostly wake up right before it goes off.
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@just4him (128768)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jan 16
I can hear the alarm if it barely makes a sound and I'm up. Though I'm very happy I don't need an alarm any more except on Sunday morning for church.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jan 16
We hardly use them either as we are retired. I use them for can't miss things.
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@PainsOnSlate (20662)
• Canada
13 Jan 16
I am wide awake and never hit the snooze button, I' m ready to take on the world the moment I wake up.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
17 Jan 16
Me too, I never have that sleepy drowsy feeling in the morning
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@kellyr634 (422)
• United States
13 Jan 16
In the mornings? I am terrible to wake up! I set a number of alarms to make sure I get up. But at night, if I hear a noise, I jump out of bed!
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
24 Jan 16
Putting your alarm across the room will get you out of bed. I often wake up before the alarm goes off if I need an alarm for something.
@cintol (8324)
• United States
21 Jan 16
I wake very easily as I don't sleep much, I am always awake.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
24 Jan 16
Since menopause I have problems sleeping, drives me crazy.
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@cintol (8324)
• United States
24 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 I too have that problem, I was just told of something to take called Wild Yam which is supposed to help. I haven't tried it yet but they say you can get it at Sprouts and stores like that.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
24 Jan 16
@cintol Hmmmm wild yam now that is interesting going to write that down and check into that. I hate to take medication but I'm thinking wild yams are not.