It’s fascinating how everybody sleeps, yet each person seems to do it in their own unique way. You may be asking, “what do you mean? You just lay still and close your eyes.”
How we all wish it were that simple.
After countless nights in hotels, dorm rooms and many other similar situations, it’s truly mind boggling to witness and/or hear the variety of ways certain people sleep. Whether it’s keeping the television on, certain lights on, playing particular sounds of nature, spreading one’s body out diagonally or hogging all the blankets, sleeping lends itself to all sorts of normal and utterly crazy behavior.
Exhibit A: Frasier lets Niles crash in his room for a night.
We’ve all been here.
You toss and turn, roll over and flip pillows, but to no avail. In extreme cases, comforters need to be surrendered completely in the battle in order to win the larger war of getting a few precious uninterrupted moments of sleep.
At some point in our lives, we have had to share a bed. This could entail a family vacation with the ironclad pillow border, a head-to-feet deal like Charlie’s close knit family in, “Willy Wonka,” the “get off me you little fungus” gem from, “Christmas Vacation” or a newly married couple. Sleeping in the same bed can, at times, be an adventure mixed with karate and log rolling (just wait and see…).
Sleeping sounds easy enough, but it can require Navy Seal-like training with cat-like reflexes. One of the predominant elements to a good night’s rest is peace of mind. When you slip under the covers, are you prepared for anything and everything?
And as we all know, we never want to wake the other person up, so we must tread softly and with laser-like precision.