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snupy
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Icon 1 posted October 17, 2002 16:23      Profile for snupy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I've been sleeping solo for almost a year now(in a queen-sized bed), and I find it odd that I still sleep on one side as opposed to the middle, which feels very unnatural. I wonder if it's just habit, or something deeper, like being unable to accept this as a permanent state. [Confused]

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Icon 1 posted October 17, 2002 21:37      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well that depends, do you wear pajamas or nothing when you sleep?
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Icon 1 posted October 18, 2002 04:24      Profile for snupy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
uhh...what does that have to do with anything?? [Wink]

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quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
uhh...what does that have to do with anything?? [Wink]

I'd guess nothing, ... but it gave ME a smile just to think about it! [Wink]
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Icon 1 posted October 18, 2002 06:01      Profile for GMx     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I don't really think there's any unconscious meaning there. It's seems to me it's just more logical to sleep closer to one edge of the bed or the other, because it's easier to get up. Maybe it just seems unconciously uncomfortable in the middle because of a leftover of our old fight or flight instincts. You'd want to be closest to an escape route. I guess I just contradicted myself, but I mean there's no unconscious meaning about your previous sleeping partner.

You could keep an 8x10 of Spungo's Avatar on the opposite pillow. That might give you a reason to stay on the other side. [Eek!]

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quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
uhh...what does that have to do with anything?? [Wink]

Nothing, just curious.
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Icon 1 posted October 18, 2002 06:29      Profile for snupy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Haha. That's something only spungo knows (in theory). [Big Grin]
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Icon 1 posted October 18, 2002 06:36      Profile for snupy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
You could keep an 8x10 of Spungo's Avatar on the opposite pillow. That might give you a reason to stay on the other side. [Eek!]

I've got something else of spungo's on the opposite pillow. [Razz]

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Icon 1 posted October 18, 2002 06:59      Profile for cheezi git     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
not his issue, surely not?

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quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
I've been sleeping solo for almost a year now(in a queen-sized bed), and I find it odd that I still sleep on one side as opposed to the middle, which feels very unnatural. I wonder if it's just habit, or something deeper, like being unable to accept this as a permanent state. [Confused]

i find that i need to sleep on the right side of the bed, right next to the wall. i can then squash my back against the wall and sort of slip down the edge of the bed. otherwise i never sleep very well
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quote:
Originally posted by snupy:
quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
You could keep an 8x10 of Spungo's Avatar on the opposite pillow. That might give you a reason to stay on the other side. [Eek!]

I've got something else of spungo's on the opposite pillow. [Razz]
His blow-up doll? [Eek!]
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quote:
Originally posted by GMx:
You could keep an 8x10 of Spungo's Avatar on the opposite pillow. That might give you a reason to stay on the other side. [Eek!]

Or out of the room for that matter! [Eek!]
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Been there myself, Snupes.

For 18 years I slept passenger side, which was always closest to the door.

Then there was the gal I now refer to affectionately as, "She-wolf-devil-woman" and I mean that in the most customer-friendly manner possible, who had me sleep driver's side. Again closest to the door for two years.

Since then side preferences have not been the biggest deal.

But I will admit, for a while after she-wolf-devil woman (Musically referred to either with the phrase, "She's so fine, there's no telling where the money went," or more simply "Sunspot, Baby") took off with my American Express I did spend some more time on that driver's side of the bed.

Again musically you're not alone, "Jesse I said, there's a hole in the bed." and "Sleepin' single in a double bed," have addressed those issues. Those tunes combined Kentucky's other favorite analgesic, bourbon, do help ease the pain; and when overdone create a situation that you don't care what side of the bed you're on, as long as it's fairly close to the porcelain bus.

Eventually you may want to take Lou Reed's advice and "Hey babe, take a walk on the wild side" not to the extent that you'll make the "colored girls sing, 'doot, do-doot, da-doot, da-doot-da-doot-doooooo," but maybe enough that one night when the air conditioner is on the fritz you'll wander to the other side of the bed in search of a cool pillow. Now that's livin' wild!

Speakin' of wild side, I will admit that I've been sleeping smack dab in the middle of the bed ever since my very good friends Shannon and Traci decided to both spend the night.

Don't cry too hard, Zorro. What we geeks miss at the beginning of the trip, we seem to make up for down the road.

Colonel Panic

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I've always slept on the side of the bed closest to the door, because I've had recurrent nightmares since I was a little kid, and oddly enough it makes me feel safer to be closer to my parents' room, even though I haven't called for them at night since I was six.

But recently the nightmares have disappeared, and I find myself wondering where to sleep. I think I'll stick with the left side, because it feels so odd to sleep in the middle - like sitting in the wedge between the sofa cushions. Double beds have two spaces for two people, even if only one person takes up a space, I think.

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I had a king size bed all to Myself and I would most often wake up on left side. I guess it is just a preference..........Z
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Icon 1 posted October 18, 2002 16:22      Profile for snupy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
>>Double beds have two spaces for two people, even if only one person takes up a space, I think.

Thanks for pointing that out, Sky. [Frown]

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Since I'll be sleeping solo until my wedding night, I just sleep however I want. My current bed is a futon, and sometimes I sleep with it in sofa mode.

I'm weird like that.

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Icon 1 posted October 18, 2002 21:48      Profile for Coffee_geek   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I sleep diagonal. Otherwise my feet hang of the bed in a most unfomfortable manner.
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Icon 1 posted October 20, 2002 08:37      Profile for BlueLaser     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
i sleep on a single bed but if i do sleep on queen size beds like in hotels, i might "free" myself and sleep any direction i want...horizontal or vertical or diagonal.....i think it's interesting to do so.. [Smile]

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I find that I can't sleep very well if I don't sleep to my right, though I may be between the middle and right of my bed, with the wall to my left. I do tend to sleep on the right of my bed, though I have a slightly higher pillow on the left (which is very good for reading), even though I find myself very comfortable on the left. I've just completely lost the point of this post, if there ever was one. Oh well, perhaps I need to sleep on this.

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Hmm, interesting. I sleep best in one of two places, behind Twinkie and on a bus. I don't sleep well no matter what anywhere else.. though I found it quite interesting how comfortable I am with Wendy, I never knew that sleeping *soundly* could be so.. restfull..

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I have a double bed in my old room at my parent's house. I tend to sleep in the middle, with a list to the left. Sometimes I wake up at a diagonal though. Here at home/school/whatever I tend to sleep on the left side of a twin bed. I sleep with two pillows because that's how I like it and I prefer falling asleep on my stomach or curled into a ball on my right side. After that I usually move, and often wake up facing the ceiling or other side of the room. When I had a BF I'd sleep over to the right though 'cuz I almost always had to get up before he did and clambering over his body was an excellent way for both of us to get hurt. That's my preferences. My reality is I usually take a catnap at any convenient, semi-comfortable location. If that's my floor, a chair in a lecture hall, or standing in the ticket line at the airport, so be it.

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I find it curious that so many people have double beds, especially at their parents' house.

Maybe the commonplace tendency to live with significant others necessitates preparation by having suitable sleeping quarters, although it might be that people just have double beds as some kind of luxury?

Somehow, the extra space probably wouldn't be to my liking - a single bed already provides too much space...not tight enough.

Which side? Good question...probably one of those things that can only be answered from experience. I'd probably sleep to one side or the other, though; can't be sure - I imagine that would feel the best, even though my brain tells me "middle, middle".

The issue is moot for the forseeable future anyhow.

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To cut short a very long and complex story, the guest bedroom where my parents kept their old bed became my room sometime during my high school career. My old room went to my youngfest sister. Her room went to guest room/office space. To date, I have not shared that double bed with anyone, though i did wake up one morning to find my sister had curled up next to me.

What will really shock you is my parents trusted me enough to let me have a room with a private entrance. Then again, their room was right above mine, my dad's a light sleeper and my dog was an even lighter one, so getting out undetected would have taken some doing, especially since the back gate was so frickin' noisy. And, of course, I was the lifeless wonder in HS, so that trust was never violated by me. I did have a don't ask, don't wake me up, and don't tell policy with my sister. She only woke me up once, and I thought it was a dream until she also violated the tell part.

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Heh. I've been living in the same room as my sister since we were hmm... very little. [Razz] We had to divide the room in half with some invisible forcefields. [Razz]

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