How do you adjust to sleeping with another person?

Sharing the bed, the covers, the pillows...it's all ridiculously hard to get used to.

Neither of us has had a great night's sleep since we've moved in together, which is odd since our mattress and sheets are suuuuuper comfy.

So how do you do it? How do you go from having a full bed, 2 pillows, and all the covers to sharing it all, bumping elbows, and wishing he would stop snoring so you can get some shut-eye? HOW?



Faith said...

i can't tell you how it works because i don't know how it does, lol ... but i can tell you once you get use to it, it is going to be hard to get a good nights rest when he isn't in the bed with you! :)

Cindy P said...

I love being married and sleeping with Collin. I think it's wonderful and so intimate. However, I am a BED HOG. A big ole bed hog. Before we got married I was in the same boat as you. Full bed, two pillows and all the covers. I still like sleeping in the middle of the bed. We're JUST NOW finally getting into a good sleeping arrangement and it's been a year now. The first few months were the hardest for sure. There have been numerous nights where Collin has woken me up and said "Cindy, you need to scoot over" and I feel bad, apologize and scoot over. But somehow I always end up back in the middle. We recently started putting my neck heating pad in the bed with us in the middle of the bed to make it so I feel some sort of boundary. Last night we didn't use it and I think I've sort of gotten used to what's my side. Whoever is the bed hog just has to constantly be thinking about giving the other person space. And just know that one or both of you will wake up with a hand to the face or elbow in the side every once in a while. It just happens. And you'll laugh about it when it's not the middle of the night. =) I promise, you will adapt and get used to sleeping in the bed with someone else. It just takes patience, time, and a conscious effort.

As for the snoring, do you have ear plugs? If not, invest in a really good pair. If you do and can still hear the snoring see if Josh can sleep in a different position or try wearing those breathe right strips or something. I'm very fortunate that Collin doesn't snore. I am such a light sleeper!

Mrs. Nix said...

Faith and Cindy, it is SO reassuring to know that this happens regularly. At first I was like, "How can we NOT sleep well together?" But it's nice to know that we'll get used to each other over time. Thanks for the comments ladies!

Hannah said...

I sleep on the couch most nights.....hahaha!!!! I am pathetic. I am OCD about blankets and pillows, and he sleeps like a rock and he is impossible to move, and 6'9 so it is rather squished! Next on the to buy list is a california king mattress...maybe then I will sleep well!

Mrs. Nix said...

Haha! Hannah, once we get a bigger place a California king is DEFINITELY in order. That'll probably be the only way I'll get any legitimate sleep.

Cindy P said...

Yep, a king bed is definitely on our wish list when we have a bigger place. Though we've sorta figured out how to sleep together like I said above, a king is most definitely the best option for really good sleep.

Lindsay said...

Back in my college dorm room days my (now-husband) then-boyfriend had to share a twin with me when he stayed over so I know how you feel! One of the 1st things we bought when we moved in together was a california king....if you have the space in your bedroom it is 100% worth it!!

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