I’ve slept with people for most of my life. I was the youngest of three and shared a bed with my two brothers until my late teens. When I left home, I had girlfriends and wives.
I sleep on my own now under a fluffy duvet in a double bed with four quality pillows. Two set in the middle of the bed to rest my head on and two to bump into during the night.
Having done this for a few years I have come to the firm conclusion that sharing a bed with someone is highly overrated.
Your partner stands, takes your hand, time for bed darling. The TV is switched off, wine glasses are placed in the dishwasher then, hand in hand you wind your way upstairs get undressed slip into bed kiss goodnight and as the room folds into darkness exchange I love you’s.
Wrapped in each other arms you fall into a deep contented slumber until the gently light of morn and the burr of an alarm clock wake you ready and rested to face another bliss filled day.
The TV is on, you wake up, your partner is half asleep on the chair opposite. You stand up and, as you brush the biscuit crumbs off your sweater say, I’m off to bed, night. Upstairs, you brush your teeth, have a pee, put on your pyjamas and fall into bed. While all that’s going on your partner, who was determined to watch the program until the end has fallen asleep downstairs.
Two hours later they follow you up. The lights are on, taps are running, the toilets being flushed and you, well your awake taking note of every sound counting down until eventually they get into bed. And when they do they’re cold so they push against you trying to steal your warmth, that situation can easily lead to sex becoming an issue but your half asleep. I’ll catch you in the morning, go to sleep.
An hour later you get up to pee and two hours after that they get up to pee. They snore, they’re restless, your hot, you throw back the covers they’re cold they pull them back up. Time to pee again and check the clock. Eventually, three minutes before the alarm goes off you fall into a deep sleep.
You get out of bed knackered and mildly annoyed.
You’ve had a nice little doze in front of the TV all evening. Time for bed so you switch everything off have a quick tidy then head upstairs. PJs on you clean your teeth comb your hair, have a pee, open the window then slip into your already turned back bed. Before you turn off the lamp you check your phone for missed calls and have a quick look at FB.
Then it’s lights out, you snuggle down and in no time you’re fast asleep. At 03.13am you wake nip for a pee have another look at your phone and iPad then it’s back to sleep until 06.30am. At this point, you could turn on the TV, have another scroll or as I occasionally do, play my guitar.
No one to bother you and you’re not bothering anyone. Depending on work commitments I might have another hour snooze before getting up to make my breakfast. All in all a good nights sleep.
In my opinion, everyone should have there own bed. If your in a relationship which includes sex I suggest you meet up with your partner twice a week have a light lunch, preferably in a restaurant then, at 03.00pm go home open a bottle of Champagne and have the sex, anywhere but in bed.
Follow these simple rules and you will enjoy a long fruitful relationship.