WHAT DISTURBS YOUR SLEEP?
November 15, 2017 8:13am CST
Could it be - too much caffeine, overwork, a snoring spouse, aches and pains or barking dogs ? - what disturbs your sleep? I sleep alone and usually I have no problem sleeping at night, but recently my neighbor's dogs seem to be trying their utmost to disturb my blissful slumber. And there really is no point in having a chat with the neighbor - what could he do about it? On the topic of sleeping, even if your marriage is a happy one, would you prefer to have separate beds or bedrooms? There was a study once which suggested that married couples who use separate bathrooms last longer together. What do you think?
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Coffee in the afternoon disturbs my sleep, as well as any kind of noise. I also need a dark room to sleep. My husband does not snore, we share the same bedroom and bed from 46 years, so I do not know what to think. I would not like to sleep alone.
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• Calgary, Alberta
@Kandae11 O, since we don't watch same tv shows . . . I love watching sports like tennis and basketball while my wife loves to watch love stories . . I let her watch on our tv in our bedroom, while I watch on our big screen TV in our living room . . . I sleep most of the time on the couch.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
You could ask the owner to bring the dog inside at night. We have a noise curfew here. A person could get a fine for barking dogs after 9 PM. The only thing that disturbs my sleep is when I am stuffed to the hilt and can't breathe. I took care of that problem today.
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
We both snore but it doesn't keep either awake. Hers sounds like a relaxing music to my ears. Also we tend to cuddle in our sleep so we wouldn't want separate beds. The only thing that disturbs my sleep is the sound of somebody breaking in a sliding glass door.
The alarm clock disturbs my sleep. Extreme temperatures don't help either, and then it's my brain that just doesn't want to rest. If I'm deeply asleep, no noise annoys me (almost sounds like a tongue twister). Separate bathrooms would be cool, I'm not sure about bedrooms. It's okay if a partner wants to sleep alone once in a while, but I'd still prefer to share my bed with a noisy but warm "warthog".
• East Tawas, Michigan
I don't associate a good marriage with separate bathrooms. There's no connection, that I can think of. My sleep is much better, my coughing was waking me up at night. Noise, caffeine, being too warm, all these keep me awake.
• Riga, Latvia
With the passing of my husband my cat Sid has taken one half of the bed. That is alright with me because I feel comforted knowing he is there sleeping. However lately and I believe it is true my hubby has taken to come watching over us in spirit. Since cats and dogs can see spirits a couple of nights at about 3 AM I have been awoken by Sid meowing at the top of his lungs. Well now I am used to this and actually glad for it. You see he really loved his Papa and I know that it means he sees him and he is happily excited. Then I have to pat and kiss the top of his head until he can settle down again. Now it is our routine and my happiness.