Would you wake up S/O if you're sick at night? Or let them sleep?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

missadventure85:  I always wake him to tell him I am not feeling good 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ok, the answer in your situation is a resounding no, don’t wake him!

But if you need him (example, when I was having chest pains and thought I was having a heart attack) then wake him up. But he does not need to be woken just to be told of a sore throat/ laringitis/ tonsilitis.

Feel better quickly, by the way!

** edited to add I am a nurse (don’t work in this field anymore though) so I am pretty capable of caring for myself unless it is dire, please don’t think me harsh.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

In your situation, no. Waking him is just going to make him feel guilty because he can’t help. 

But in certain situations, hell yeah I wake him up! 🙂 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

What would be the point of waking him? Unless I needed help or thought it was serious, I’d let him sleep.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I can take care of myself if I have a sore throat, so no need to wake the man. If I was in serious pain or needed help or to go the hospital, of course I’d wake him.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

missadventure85:  Not in this case, but only because you don’t require E.R. care. Otherwise,  if that were the case I would have said you should.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I wouldn’t wake him in this situation. I obviously would if I am in severe pain or it’s an emergency, but if I don’t need his help there’s no point. The only other situation that I would wake him in is if I were vomiting. I hate hate throwing up and prefer if someone is there with me. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t wake up my FI. Last week I woke up at 3AM with vomiting and we too live in a small one bedroom apartment.  I went and shut the door to the bathroom so I wouldn’t wake him but he said he heard me in there anyway and said he yelled to see if I needed anything but I didn’t hear him so he said he rolled back over and went back to sleep lol he was so concerned 😉

Post # 11
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Helper bee

missadventure85:  I only woke him up if it was really serious. Even when I drank too much, I will try to throw up as quietly as I can so I don’t wake him up lol

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I usually try not to. Ive only had to wake him once when I did something to my neck – I turned over in bed and then suddenly my neck went into spasm. I woke FI because I literally couldn’t get up – any movement at all was excruciating and I needed him to go get some pain killers for me. (And fetch the phone so I could call in sick)

 

But usually if it’s something I can deal with myself like migraine or period cramps then I go to another room and try and let him sleep. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Nah, I never wake him unless absolutely necessary or if I’m vomiting like WannaBeeMrsB: said. Funnily enough, he usually wakes up on his own if he senses me being restless or feels me get out of bed, and then he’ll ask what’s wrong.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I hate having other people around me when I’m sick… so I’d go off on my own and do my best not to wake DH.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

missadventure85:  No way would I wake up him; I think that’s so unfair.

If I was very worried (eg thought I might need to go to hospital), then yes I would. But for a sore throat/bad stomach/similar? Nope, no way!

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