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How do you sleep at night?
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Posted 8/3/15
I normally sleep on my side or my stomach. Four regular pillows arranged so that my head never leaves a pillow (I tend to roll around in my sleep a little ). I also keep a body pillow because sometimes I can't get comfortable without the extra support.

When it's warm I sleep under a sheet. If it's really hot I sleep in my underwear but still under the sheet. As the weather gets colder I add a blanket or a comforter and wear socks and a hat to bed. Unless I am absolutely exhausted I can't sleep with the lights or TV on and I only get woken up by sounds I shouldn't be hearing.
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Posted 8/3/15
2 pillows, a blanket with one leg sticking out, and fall asleep on my right side although every once in a while i would switch to my left side if my neck starts to hurt.
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I sleep next to open window almost year round. Start off on my side then maybe on my stomach don't really have many issues when I get horizontal usually its over I am out. I am a light sleeper if someone is walking by window or a critter is around I might wake for a second or two. I don't sleep in much my job is a early start so 6-6-30 am I am awake without alarm my body gets up.
Posted 8/3/15
I have two pillows, kind of stacked like a step so the bottom supports my shoulders and the top supports my head. I like to sleep on my back but I tend to lie on my side when it's too warm. I have to have the blanket covering all of me except my head. 'cause you know. Monsters.
Posted 8/3/15 , edited 8/3/15
I sleep maybe 4 hours a night, sometimes less. I just sit up trying to feel tired but never do, when I should at least. I exercise, stay active, don't drink any caffeine, don't eat massive amounts of sugar, but my brain won't let me fall asleep.

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Posted 8/3/15
I have eight pillows of assorted sizes, with the majority of them being full sized. I have two smaller ones and one giant one with a rip in it, so the stuffing inside of it makes a mess of my room. I generally get as many blankets as I can fit on my bed, so usually about 7 or so. I sleep on top of some of them in the summer or on hotter days, but if they're not there it just doesn't feel right.

My curtains are almost always drawn, so the only light I get is from my TV or my laptop. I don't really NEED it, but I like to fall asleep to my music, or to have the TV on in the background. Living on a busy street most of my life, quiet background noises seem natural to me.

As for HOW I sleep, it's pretty bad. When I wake up, pillows are mysteriously at the foot of my bed, blankets are thrown around the room, and anything that I didn't put on the floor before I fell asleep has been pushed off as well. I'm surprised my laptop hasn't broken yet! What's even more surprising is how it never wakes me up. I'm a really heavy sleeper.

I sleep in any position, it just depends on what way feels more comfortable on that particular day. Like I said though, I move a lot in my sleep, so I'll usually have flipped the opposite way by the time I wake up.
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2 pillows, on my side, with lots of fans on, next to my wife.

Until a baby wakes up, then I'm sleeping with a baby on my chest (half asleep) until she's back to sleep, then putting her back in her crib...
Posted 8/3/15 , edited 8/3/15
I picture a land where there is only happiness.

Since I can't obtain it in real life, at least I can imagine I'm happy. I don't know if that's being delusional or avoiding real life, but it definitely help me sleep.

The temperature needs to be consistent; I'm like goldilocks with temperature. Too cold I can't sleep, too hot and I can't sleep.

I can't sleep if I nap during the day. So I avoid naps at all costs.

Posted 8/3/15
Like i'm dead. Not a sound and i hate it when people move around too much.
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I stay up past midnight then wake up at 1PM wishing I was dead.
Posted 8/3/15

Bearbudah wrote:


kiri_ wrote:

I have to sleep sitting up in a chair because I have severe G.E.R.D.
which makes me aspirate in my sleep and start choking.
It's so bad that eventually I could choke to death if I don't sit up.
So yeah, lots of fun.

I generally wake up 2-3 times a night too from nightmares

wow this sounds agonizing.
Are you always kind of tired or is this something you somehow adjust to?



No, I just have learned to adjust. I am having surgery in the near future and hopefully then I'll be able to sleep lying down again. I've always had sleeping problems since I was little. I usually have nightmares or night terrors from PTSD. But you kinda just learn to live with it. Sleeping in a chair is hard to get use to but I've learned how to adjust myself so I'm comfortable C:
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I lay down. I sleep. As long as there is some kind of ventilation, like an open window, I'll sleep like a baby through the night. I don't have any preferences with mattresses or pillows.
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Poorly. A few hours at a time. I have extremely disturbing dreams most of the time, I flop around like a fish, and I wake up half falling off the side of the bed because I moved so much during my slumber.
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Posted 8/3/15
Not very well but once I'm out, I'm out. Fan on medium year round. I can't sleep in silence. I usually wake up what feels like hours before my alarm goes off and just lay there. Then when I start falling asleep again, the alarm does go off. :|
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Posted 8/3/15

kiri_ wrote:
No, I just have learned to adjust. I am having surgery in the near future and hopefully then I'll be able to sleep lying down again. I've always had sleeping problems since I was little. I usually have nightmares or night terrors from PTSD. But you kinda just learn to live with it. Sleeping in a chair is hard to get use to but I've learned how to adjust myself so I'm comfortable C:

Well good luck with the hopefully soon-to-come surgery
Sleep can make or break people, which I'm sure you know better than most of us.


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