Post # 1
My nights have been terrible all week, as I’m not used to sleeping alone… As a result, today I’m sleepy, have a headache and nausea; too exhausted to workout and I’m craving fatty foods – I don’t know why, I’m craving fatty foods, but it’s always like that when I’m tired.
I’ve been good though, I didn’t get takeout or cook something unhealthy, I had a leftover turkey sandwich and popcorn..
Can’t wait til my man comes back on Sunday!
Does anyone else find it hard to sleep alone?
Post # 3
The only way I can sleep is without my fiance. Seriously. We have separate beds. He is 6’2″ so he takes up quite a bit of room, and he is an active sleeper. I get punched when he rolls over. He also sits up and talks and stuff in his dreams, which once included throwing me out of bed to “save me” from the ceiling, which was apparently falling… my hero!
So, yeah, we have separate beds next to each other in the same room. Only way I get any sleep, and even then, I sometimes kick him out for a night if I haven’t been sleeping well because the talking will wake me up.
I hope you get some sleep and feel better!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
In a word: yes. I kind of have to. Whenever he deploys, I find it hard to fall asleep at first, but I return to my normal sleep schedule after a week or so. I just tend to go to bed later when he’s not around.
Post # 5
I have to from time to time as well. I don’t like it, and I don’t fall asleep quite as quickly, but it just makes me appreciate all the nights we do have together more.
Post # 6
When my FI isn’t home I cannot sleep! It’s the worst thing ever and I don’t know what to do about it. I can go to bed without him when he’s in the apartment and sleep fine. I guess when he’s not here I listen to the noises around me and let myself get freaked out.
Post # 7
No, I have a hard time sleeping when he’s out of town. The cats don’t make up for it, either.
Post # 8
I have an extremely hard time sleeping when my FI isn’t home. Normally, I have nightmares about 5 days out of the week, and when I wake up from them I’m terrified. When he isn’t here, I’m scared to fall asleep. I don’t know why I have bad dreams so often, but it’s something I’ve just come to expect.
When he isn’t here, I sleep off and on for a few hours, maybe totaling 4 hours of sleep. Blah. I’m lucky enough that he and I don’t spend too many nights apart.
Post # 9
I usually sleep better when my FI isn’t here. He tends to move around a lot and steal the covers. I like having the bed to myself every once in a while.
Post # 10
i think if you get used to sleeping without him then its ok. Mine works nights, so we are apart 5 days a week!
Post # 11
How crazy is this–We’ve NEVER spent a night apart. We’ve been together just 7 months, but he has spent every night with me since the day we started dating. (Leave your judgements at the door…haha)
We’ve been engaged almost 6 months… And Im soo worried about the first night that we’ll have to be apart. There have been times when he doesnt get home until early in the morning because of work or other things.. and Im always wide awake till he comes in the door.
Who knows how it will be on down the line… I do not think we could ever resort to having two beds though!! 🙂
Post # 12
Hahaha, Amaryllis, that story cracked me…I’m sorry, it must be terrible, but I had to laugh at that. One night something similar, but not nearly as awful, happened to me. FI was having a dream about fighting off some gang or something and punched me right in the face in his sleep. Hard. I was okay, but kind of shocked haha.
I can usually sleep okay without FI. We currently cram ourselves into a twin bed every night (dorm lifein’ it at the moment, sigh, but not for long), and that makes it hard to get comfortable. Plus he is a really spastic mover when he sleeps and his sudden movements often wake me up. Plus we inevitably get stuck in some uncomfortable positions throughout the night just because the bed is so small. And what he does to the covers every night is just ridiculous (I NEVER wake up to find the flat sheet on the bed, for example). But still, I love to cuddle with him at night so much that it’s hard to fall asleep without him there (though I do sleep more soundly when he’s not there just because there’s more room). And FI CANNOT sleep without me. Sometimes he goes back to his own room to sleep if I’m up late working and then an hour and a half later I get this pathetic call from him telling me he can’t fall asleep and he’s wondering if he can come over and sleep with the light on, heh. When we have a bigger bed in a few months, I am going to be so psyched. I think I will sleep much more soundly then.
Post # 13
I sleep better without him there. Maybe it’s because I was single for like 5 years before we met and I just got used to my sleeping ways. When he’s not there I can take up the whole bed. And the cat has plenty of room so he doesn’t end up on my face!
Post # 14
I’m getting better at it since my husband has to travel for work a lot. I used to go to bed early in the morning and slept most of the day since I was afraid to be asleep at night when he wasn’t here.
Post # 15
My sleep is 100% uneffectedby whether or not FI is around. But I’m a girl who needs her shut-eye. I can fall asleep on city transit and pretty much anywhere else you can name.
Post # 16
We sleep in separate bedrooms and love it – we both sleep better!